Wisconsin GOP congressional candidate and Trump supporter Paul Nehlen sparked global outrage over his racist attack on Meghan Markle in a vile tweet.
Nehlen posted a tweet on Friday featuring a photo of Prince Harry’s wife-to-be Meghan, with her face replaced by a re-creation of Cheddar Man, an ancient skeleton which scientists revealed to have had dark skin, according to the Guardian.
Nehlen’s response to the racist attack is just as shameful. He tweeted: “Publishing an article *disappearing whites* or *dispossessing whites* of their homelands is wrong; made worse when claiming “science” to “prove” whites never existed. I made a joke of it. It’s not a laughing matter, so I chose to laugh about it.”
Nehlen’s Twitter account has been suspended after the racist hit on Ms. Markle but the screenshots are all over the internet.
Donald Trump led the racist birther movement all the way to the White House and Republicans didn’t push back. They believed all the racist rhetoric he was spewing because many, like Paul Nehlen, are racists.
The racist attack comes weeks after Princess Michael of Kent sparked outrage for wearing a Blackamoor broach to Ms. Markle’s first lunch with the Royal Family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 20.
Reaction to Nehlen’s account being suspended:
In the wake of Paul Nehlen getting suspended, I'd like to remind everyone:
• Almost no one has heard of him
• Almost no one cares
• He's insignificant and will go away if ignored
• Most people are giving him attention for agenda, and only elevate him doing so
— Ministry of Tw🙏tter Goodthink violator (@Melvin_Udall_) February 11, 2018
I hope Paul Nehlen trips over a guard rail and falls all the way down a mountain, smashing into every rock and tree balls-first
— J Crowley (@jdcrowley) February 11, 2018
So Paul Nehlen is finally got himself banned from twitter about damn time. His Twitter feed was nothing more than vile racist antisemitic garbage of the worst verity! Good job twitter he needed the boot long ago.
— Jake Hicks (@jakehicks1206) February 11, 2018
I see idiots changing their profile pics to racist Paul Nehlen like he’s a martyr whose right to free speech must be protected. Nehlen agreed to the Twitter ToS when he joined. Twitter has no legal, social or moral obligation to aid the dissemination of content it judges harmful.
— LiberalBookwormJim (@goodoldcatchy) February 11, 2018