Speechwriter who attended conference with white nationalists in 2016 leaves WH.

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(CNN)A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House.CNN's KFile reached out to the White House last week about Darren Beattie, a policy aide and speechwriter, who was listed as speaking at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club Conference.


this is the part I like....
The White House, which asked CNN to hold off on the story for several days last week declined to say when Beattie left the White House. Beattie's email address at the White House, which worked until late Friday evening, was no longer active by Saturday.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/darren-beattie-mencken-club/index.html

he must be one of the "fine people on both sides". After all, he says that he said nothing objectionable and he stands by the comments he made at the white nationalist conference. So, what's the problem?

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(CNN)A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House.CNN's KFile reached out to the White House last week about Darren Beattie, a policy aide and speechwriter, who was listed as speaking at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club Conference.


this is the part I like....https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/darren-beattie-mencken-club/index.html

he must be one of the "fine people on both sides". After all, he says that he said nothing objectionable and he stands by the comments he made at the white nationalist conference. So, what's the problem?

:sarcasm2:
Well this explains a lot - what a kool-aid drinker.


Beattie worked for Vince Haley, the head of speechwriting at the White House and at times worked on speech projects for Stephen Miller, Trump’s top policy adviser and speechwriter, the people added.

In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled ‘The Intelligentsia and the Right.’ I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely,” Beattie said in the statement. “It was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-speechwriter-fired-amid-scrutiny-of-appearance-with-white-nationalists/2018/08/19/f5051b52-a3eb-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?utm_term=.16729dbf51df

Maybe if he had just told the WH upfront he had a tendency towards racist views, they would of kept him on.
 

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Wait. He said Donald Trump was a "fearless American hero?"

smh...

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