Trump Official Resigns After Claiming Racist Attacks On Obama Resulted From Disqus Account Being Hacked

CNN reports:

William C. Bradford, a Trump administration appointee who heads the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, resigned Thursday after claiming this week inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of hacking.

“William Bradford tendered his resignation this afternoon and is no longer with the Department of Energy,” said DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes. On Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden sent letters to the FBI and the DOE requesting more information about Bradford’s claim that he was hacked.

The account that appeared to be Bradford questioned Obama’s birth certificate and called the former president’s mother “a fourth-rate p&*n actress and [email protected]!re.” In 2015, Bradford resigned as a professor at West Point after penning an academic paper that argued the US military should target Islamic holy sites as part of the war on terror.

For the real dirt on Bradford, go here. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Too bad, he seems nice.

    • Tomcat

      Nicely deluded.

  • Lazycrockett

    Calling a dead woman, a whore is just gauche.

    • Reality.Bites

      But how can you discuss the Reagan years without mentioning Nancy?

  • m_lp_ql_m

    “Indian Energy”?

    • MT YVR

      Oh thank the gods… I wasn’t the only one.

    • another_steve

      I was too embarrassed to make that same comment. Thanks.

      I could google, but to be honest I don’t give a shit.

    • Duh-David

      From their website: Authorized under Title V of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to provide, direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, conservation, and delivery programs of the Department that—

      1) Promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency, and use;

      2) Reduce or stabilize energy costs;

      3) Enhance and strengthen Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure relating to natural resource development and electrification; and

      4) Bring electrical power and service to Indian land and the homes of tribal members located on Indian lands or acquired, constructed, or improved (in whole or in part) with Federal funds.

      • John30013

        And this yahoo is qualified for that position how?

        Oh, yeah, he’s a Trump-supporting right wing asshole, so of course he’s qualified.

        • Adam King

          Like most of trump’s best people, he was appointed to undermine the program he was supposed to be in charge of. If you want to fuck things up, you hire fuckups. Need Senate confirmation? No problem–this is Republican policy.

        • ColdCountry

          Let’s hope that’s not Sheriff Clarke’s new position.

  • neonzx

    Trump surrounds himself with AMAZING people, the BEST people.

    • alguien

      they certainly leave me in a state of amazement but it’s not because they’re the best at anything.

  • AtticusP

    These fools always go one of two ways: either they admit their mistake and beg forgiveness from the baby Jeebus, or they claim that somebody hacked their account, until it’s proven that their account was, in fact, never hacked, and then resign after saying they never would.

    Can’t these politicians come up with some better plan?

    • Adam King

      They’d need to go back in time, start over, and not become corrupt racist shits in the first place.

  • another_steve

    Such garbage, Trump’s favorites.

  • xzargo

    He was hacked, I tell ya, HACKED.

    • DaddyRay

      He is a hack

    • RaygunsGoZap

      To bits?

  • Lawerence Collins

    Is this what toxic 🍊💩. Mean by “winning”?
    Because everything he touches turns to disaster and calamity.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’m enjoying seeing these ghouls fall flat on their faces one at a time.

    • Adam King

      I want to see them jailed.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I read it as, “Trump Officially Resigns”.

    • another_steve

      From your lips to god’s tuchus.

    • Steverino

      Sometimes, you read what you want to read.
      : )

    • popebuck1

      On behalf of all of us: IF ONLY.

      • Todd Allis

        There would be parties and much celebration.

        • another_steve

          The monster Pence would then be President, but from a purely aesthetic perspective he’d be an improvement over Trump. Pence speaks in complete, grammatically-correct sentences. He doesn’t snort into the mic and he doesn’t tweet like a lunatic.

          He might actually be more dangerous than Trump as President though, as the Republicans could work with him but can’t work with the sexual predator currently in charge.

          Best case scenario is that extraterrestrials beam up all Republicans and dump them in a galaxy far far away.

          • Tomcat

            He would definitely be worst for America, because he is in lock step with GOP.

          • Todd20036

            Pence isn’t out of the woods no matter what Trump does

          • Reality.Bites

            Even if Pence was squeaky clean, I think Trump’s term is a going to be a complete washout.

            Trump’s departure from office, regardless of how it happens, is going to lead to a bitter and divided Republican party.

          • Todd20036

            His deplorable base is reduced to: “But Hillary… but Obama…”

            Even they cannot come up to his defense, and are reduced to “both sides do it…”

            It’s not much to defuse them. Basically I say, “Prove it.”

            And they dissolve into a puddle of insults, which I usually block

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            Tarred and feathered, run out of town on a rail, is acceptable.

          • Harley

            In a Scarlac pit, I hope

    • kanehau

      So did I. Heart skipped a beat in joy… at last for a second.

      • JWC

        and realizing a misread its tuff getting the booze back in the bottle

        • Tomcat

          Drink it, toast to his failures.

          • JWC

            to the dumbfuck begone

          • UrsusArctos

            Wee drams unless you want to risk alcohol poisoning. ;D
            So much failure!

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            I have special, tiny Smurf glasses for drinking games these days!

    • Stogiebear

      Hope springs eternal.

    • Nic Peterson

      Friday came early?

      • UrsusArctos

        Friday? Fucking Xmas/Hogmany/Mardi Gras/St Pats and most other holidays rolled into one if that was true.

  • ByronK

    Bull-fucking-shit. Probably texting while impaired. This whole crap about being hacked is the deplorables’ version of “the dog ate my homework”. No, your dog called someone’s dead mother a whore.

  • bkmn

    How long was his acct supposedly hacked, months, years?

    • xzargo

      Every time he wrote his resume, evidently.

  • Lazycrockett
    • barrixines

      Will they be singing “Somethin’ Stupid”?

    • Tomcat

      Yuk.

  • According to The Hill and Politico there’s a small army of administration appointees being quietly horrible throughout every gov’t department. Joy.

  • MikeBx2

    Trump has been every bit as offensive but he won’t go away. Resign and flee, clown shoes.

  • “I was hacked!” is the new “The dog ate my homework!”

    • Sashineb

      Yeah, and if he did nothing wrong (by being hacked), then why did he resign?

      • Barbaralbeets

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    • bzrd

      the, “I was just joking” hit the dust a while back

      • TimJ

        Nah, its just as popular an excuse as ever. Trump urging police to rough up suspects? Just joke!

    • Richard, another Canuck

      Disqus can see the originating IP address. The hacked excuse is likely a desperate fabrication.

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      You know? For people who LOVE to shit on Hillary because “how could she expose herself to hacking?” they sure are fucking idiots with their passwords. they need to stop using the same password they use for tweeter when they go watch porn

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Bet half of them never changed their pw from ‘guest.’

  • MikeBx2

    Fox still tweeting results from their poll…
    https://twitter.com/foxnewspoll/status/903377573564043264

    • Tomcat

      He does say what he thinks, he just is not good at thinking.

    • another_steve

      Analysts are suggesting that those poll results don’t bode well for Trump. His base doesn’t respect him but isn’t quite ready to withdraw their support of him. They’re waiting for him to “deliver,” apparently.

      If he doesn’t deliver and deliver soon – according to the analysts – he’ll be dead meat.

      • MikeBx2

        And any analyst who thinks Trump might still turn things around is seriously delusional. He’s doomed.

        • bzrd

          he is dead meat and his base doesn’t know he’s already rotten

        • another_steve

          Russiagate will eventually doom him. I don’t see how he can escape that.

          Legislatively though, if he’s able to sign into law a few bills that he can sell to his low-info deplorables as “accomplishments” that will help them, his approval numbers will go up.

          • MikeBx2

            Or at the least, not continue to go down.

          • Reality.Bites

            But any bills passed will be passed despite him, not because of him. The only bills he can pass are those with overwhelming Republican support, not necessarily his pet issues.

      • safari

        They’ll get tax cuts for the rich.

        • BearEyes

          that the rest of us will end up subsidising.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          YAY! For one day I too will be a billionaire. I’m willing to suffer today in order for you takers not to get any of my expected riches.

          • thatotherjean

            Too damn true, that—for too many people who will have great trouble making it to middle class, particularly if Trump & Co. get what they want.

      • UrsusArctos

        I saw in some threads yesterday that Faux polls are rated fairly highly reliable by 538.com, and use a methodology that can be verified/duplicated. A LOT is in how or if they are presented.
        If Faux is publishing results shhiwing 45* is hitting a wall I think it might be an effort to speed up the nervous breakdown. Gaslighting the hardest blowing gaslight the US has seen in a long time.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          “Shhwing 45.”

          HEH!

    • Nowhereman

      I call BS. Trump does not think.

    • Todd20036

      He does say what he thinks… without a filter.

      • kareemachan

        Not exactly presidential, that characteristic.

    • Nick in Pasadena

      “Honest”?! “Compassionate?” How could ANYONE see these qualities in Trump?

      • kareemachan

        But, but, but… Kellyannbob Conjob sez he has humility…

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          She must have meant ‘humidity…’

    • Rocco

      And that’s from Faux News and the Trumptards?!? Looking a little grim…🤣😉😜Happy happy joy joy!

    • BobSF_94117

      If you made that “Says what he thinks at the moment”, I’d agree.

    • Bad Tom

      YES! Fox only gave precooked lists of words for their respondents to choose from.

      Not the same as asking “Choose a word or phrase to describe Trump.”

  • JWC

    Rats rats rats i say jumping ship what could the matter be??

  • Elsewhere1010

    “I was hacked!!!”

    1. Ask Disqus for their record of what IP address was in use when the comments were posted.

    2. Try to think of some other excuse for your stupidity.

    3. Realize it’s officially time to spend more time with your family.

  • Dagoril

    He can’t resign yet! Drumpf has yet to announce that he has “full confidence” in him!

  • HoneyBoySmith

    Are there people really dumb enough to actually believe the “my account was hacked” defense?

    I’m not asking about people who SAY they believe it for political purposes. I’m asking if anyone actually, genuinely believes that nonsense.

    • Adam King

      Never underestimate the gullibility of the Republican base.

    • Todd20036

      When you live in a RWNJ bubble long enough, you start to think everyone outside of that bubble thinks the same way and is that stupid.

    • Reality.Bites

      It does happen from time to time and of course is always followed by profuse apologies from the horrified victim when it really happens. Because everyone they know messages them to ask what gives when someone expresses themselves in a shocking way they never have before.

    • kareemachan

      Not when they don’t change their password or close that account or SOMETHING. Not when they start saying that they are the victim in all of this. Not with a history like this scumbag’s.

  • Tomcat

    What does this guy and Dolly Parton have in common?
    They are both soooo busted.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Good. The guy was emanating too much bad energy to be of any positive value.

  • TampaZeke

    Another Deplorable bites the dust!

    • bzrd

      music, please, someone

  • Adam King

    Good Nazi help is so hard to find these days.

    • Todd20036

      Well, you can find a few of them in Tom of Finland books.

      Not sure if they count, though

  • Treant
  • JerryRich
  • sfmike64

    The dog ate my homework! I swear! But really that N-word Obama did it! Oops.

  • Jefe5084

    Sure, Jan.

  • glass
  • justme

    ..And some just couldn’t go and vote in 2010, 2014 or realize THIS would be the outcome of 2016…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/766c9f9d1d3026486a8746cf9f589443e65a3e1ee4e82ea87e0a262249fb7760.png

  • Ninja0980

    Do let the door hit you on the way out asshole.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I read that headline a little too fast: “Trump Officially Resigns”… Lost it there for a moment. But I’ll take what really happened. For now.

  • David Walker

    His nose really IS bent out of shape.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Completely random: he looks like an older version of Mike from RedLetterMedia.

  • Richard B

    As Rachael Maddow says: watch what they do and not what they say.
    Dr. Bradford sounds like he is full of BS.

  • Galvestonian

    Could someone tell me why so many Republicans are diseased ? So fucking perverted, so twisted, so damned hypocritical and two-faced ? What is it ? Where does their twisted and wrong statements and beliefs come from. It can’t all be religion.

    • Friday

      Authoritarianism. It’s a pathology.

  • BobSF_94117

    OK, I’m confused. Why did he resign? Under normal circumstances, sure (not that he would have been appointed under normal circumstances). But these days? Some racist online stuff? I thought that was a Trump job requirement???

  • TheManicMechanic

    A peon actress and waire?

  • RealityBass

    I told my boss to kiss my @ss, and then later I told her that someone had hacked my mouth.

  • LarryChemEngr

    What the hell is the Office of Indian Energy, anyway? Anyone?

  • Barbaralbeets

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family!!!
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it >>>http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash124TopGreen/GetPay$97/Hour……….

  • TimJ

    Thanks for the link. Interesting that the guy was fired for his stupid and racist tweets, and not for lying about his credentials.

  • kareemachan

    Nothing says “I’m not racist!” after running away like a scared naked mole rat when your racist tweets come to light.

  • CJAS

    Why resign? Writing those things didn’t disqualify him in the first place.

  • Tom

    Good if it means taking them down one by one let’s do it!

  • Since Disqus knowing allows government employees to use the platform, become multi Explore Channel owner, and doesn’t enforce its TOS, it’s seeking publicity. So many news outlets have dropped Disqus for Facebook. It’s a nightmare training people to use Disqus and they don’t want to. Facebook is easier for them, and Disqus Product, Security and Community Management in my 2 years on this platform have demonstrated they are misogynists. So ironic a Lib VC funds Disqus but I’ve experienced nothing but misogyny and sexual harassment using Disqus.