An Oklahoma woman who has taken a prominent role with the Donald Trump campaign in the state has posted a variety of anti-Muslim, anti-transgender and other wildly offensive content to her public Facebook page.
Among the many “hot takes” on Carol Hefner’s Facebook pages: Muslims have infiltrated the Obama administration, Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood through her brother, and Muslims and blacks were responsible for slavery.
The endorsement of Carol Hefner (pictured above) was touted by the Trump campaign in an October press release that called her and her husband “Oklahoma leaders.” Hefner has also been described as a campaign coordinator and a co-chair of his state campaign in local accounts of Trump’s stops in Oklahoma.
That Carol Hefner’s Facebook, as first highlighted by a local blog, is littered with conservative memes is not surprising. However, some of her posts veer into territory offensive to Muslims, African Americans and transgender people.
She has repeatedly decried the wearing of burqas, cheered state measures that ban “Islamic Laws,” and even highlighted the appointment of a Muslim official by the Obama administration as “extremely dangerous.”
She has also promoted content arguing African Americans are to blame for slavery and apparently wrote herself, “Blacks have perpetrated and promoted slavery upon their own for generations.”
Additionally, she made this joke about First Lady Michelle Obama:
Anti-transgender content has also been promoted on Hefner’s Facebook as well.
Hefner ran for state Senate in 2011 and a couple of years later auditioned for Real Housewives of Oklahoma City (though the project apparently never got off the ground). Her husband, Robert A. Hefner, IV (also pictured above), is from a prominent family in Oklahoma.