Twitter has suspended the account of alt-right GOP candidate Paul Nehlen after he was accused of racism for a tweet about Meghan Markle, fiancée of British royal Prince Harry.
In the tweet, he superimposed a picture on Markle’s image of the reconstructed appearance of Cheddar Man, an ancient Briton who experts now believe was dark skinned after conducting DNA tests on his 9,000-year-old remains.
A Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek on Monday morning that “while we normally do not comment on individual accounts, I can confirm that we have permanently suspended this account for repeated violations of our terms of service.”
Nehlen has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “a defiant mouthpiece for the racist ‘alt-right,’” and in January was suspended from Twitter for a week for violating rules banning anti-Semitic content. The ban came after he published a “Jewish media” list of reporters at news organizations with Stars of David superimposed on their pictures.
In which Paul Nehlen blames the British government for being banned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/AQZQMWVfhK
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 12, 2018
— Paul Nehlen (@Alba_Rising) February 11, 2018
Paul Nehlen’s deep state handlers are no doubt furious, his job was to stay around to make others look bad, he went too far, got suspended. He’s getting a serious talking to right now, told to act more like David Duke.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 11, 2018
Thanks to @pnehlen for your kind words, very much appreciated.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
I DARE YOU YOU F*G K*KE J*W!!!
— Paul Nehlen (@RaceIsReal1) February 12, 2018