Real estate mogul Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said late Friday that it was investigating a top adviser who reportedly called President Barack Obama a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser” and wrote other racially charged, birther-tinged Facebook posts.
Business Insider surfaced the posts earlier Friday from Trump adviser Sam Nunberg’s Facebook profile. Nunberg had been re-hired by Trump for his 2016 campaign after being fired for encouraging the billionaire to participate in a 2014 BuzzFeed News profile on his “fake” presidential aspirations.
Nunberg posted repeatedly about President Barack Obama from 2008-2009, referring to him with such creative labels as “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser” and “Pan Arabist Marxist Muslim,” according to Business Insider.
The report showed that Nunberg, like his boss, also bought into the “birther” conspiracy theory that Obama actually was born in Kenya. He made references to “universal Kenyan health care” and “Kenyan socialism” in his Facebook posts.
Nunberg also wrote a racially charged post about Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter and took shots at Republican politicians including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to Business Insider.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN that he was working to verify whether or not Nunberg wrote the posts.
“They were offensive and they do not reflect Mr. Trump’s position and we take them very seriously,” Lewandowski told CNN. “If it determined that Mr. Nunberg made these statements then he will no longer be part of the campaign.”
For his part, Nunberg told CNN that he wasn’t great with social media and asserted “anything that was posted under my name does not mean I posted it.”
“I would also point out that all of these things were done before Mr. Trump’s campaign, if I even did them — which I deny,” he added.