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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:22 PM

One of the only black people in Trumps team has been fired for criticizing Trump

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A senior adviser to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was suddenly fired Wednesday, apparently because the White House discovered he had criticized President Donald Trump.

Shermichael Singleton, 26, had worked on Carson’s own presidential bid in 2016 before joining the administration. In the closing weeks of the election, Singleton wrote an op-ed critical of Trump in which he blasted the then-nominee’s rhetoric toward black voters as “a coded message from an era in our history that should stay in the past.”

Singleton had already “answered a number of questions regarding the article and expressed remorse for the piece and support for Mr. Trump” prior to assuming his HUD position in January, the New York Times reports. But administration staff hadn’t finished his background check and “this week, Mr. Trump’s advisers turned up” the op-ed and some related tweets, according to the Times.

Singleton, who the Huffington Post notes is “one of the few black Republicans in the Trump administration,” told the Times he could not discuss the circumstances of his abrupt firing.

https://thinkprogress.org/one-of-the-only-black-people-in-trumps-team-has-been-fired-for-criticizing-trump-5748f2d6f247#.tbcdri2tt

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Reply One of the only black people in Trumps team has been fired for criticizing Trump (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #1
Doreen Feb 2017 #2
starshine00 Feb 2017 #3
Ilsa Feb 2017 #4
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #6
Ilsa Feb 2017 #7
Phoenix61 Feb 2017 #5
better Feb 2017 #8
Ms. Toad Feb 2017 #10
NCjack Feb 2017 #9
KeepItReal Feb 2017 #11
NCjack Feb 2017 #12
KeepItReal Feb 2017 #13
logosoco Feb 2017 #14
Cha Feb 2017 #15

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:23 PM

1. OMG Trump is so fucking toxic

why would you want to work for that orange shit gibbon?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:24 PM

2. I hate to say this but I figured that he would not last.

My boyfriend and I agree that at some point the women will disappear also.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:26 PM

3. i was so hoping it was Omarosa, she's insane

 

Also it is so racist to put Ben Carson in charge of HUD, why on earth, he's a doctor, what about surgeon general, it makes zero sense

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:28 PM

4. "There are more Black people in Beyonce than in Trump's Cabinet."

I heard that on the Stephanie Miller Show. Probably FrAngela. It might be true.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:30 PM

6. lofl, ... are there any Hispanic people ?!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:31 PM

7. The Labor Sec nominee, Acosta, is hispanic. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:30 PM

5. Can't discuss?

Doesn't want to discuss before talking to an attorney about the possibility of suing on the grounds of wrongful termination.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:51 PM

10. Political appointements are pretty much at will employment.

Unless it looks like a race-based firing.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:31 PM

9. Did Carson have to fire Singleton? If so, priceless. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:28 PM

11. Right as that brotha was scheduling Dr Carson's road trip

Escorted out the building.

A new Black History Moment - Trump style.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:37 PM

12. Maybe he will see what happened and change to DEM

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Response to NCjack (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:40 PM

13. I'll settle for a Michael Steele-type return to reality

Neither will probably happen.

He's going to Armstrong Williams' shop next.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:52 PM

14. hmm...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/carson-trump-major-defects-probably-200100675.html

Just a simple search shows that Carson also criticized him as well. From the article, April 2016 ‘He has some major defects, there’s no question about it’

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Response to logosoco (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:40 PM

15. yeah, I was thinking carson did the same..

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