A White House aide said a typo Tuesday on Twitter caused him to inadvertently post a racial slur.
As he was sending a message to New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin about the media’s role in political polarization, Obama administration adviser Dan Pfeiffer apparently tried to say that it’s a “bigger” factor on the right. Instead, he used the N-word.
Pfeiffer quickly deleted the errant tweet and subsequently apologized for what he described as a “horrendous typo”:
Obviously a horrendous typo in my previous tweet. My apologies
— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) October 8, 2013