Senior Trump Advisor Apologizes For N-Word Retweet

Fox News reports:

One of President Trump’s senior campaign advisers has apologized after promoting a tweet praising a chainsaw-wielding man who used a racial slur while admonishing protests. “I retweeted without watching the full video and I deeply apologize,” Mercedes Schlapp said in a statement provided to Fox News.

“I deleted the tweet. I would never knowingly promote the use of that word. The intent was that these protestors wanted to call the cops for their own safety despite them wanting to defund the cops.”

Politico reported that after it contacted Schlapp, she retweeted another post with a version of the video that muted the slur. That tweet appears to have been deleted.

Schlapp’s husband is the head of CPAC.