Trump Camp: ‘Database Error’ Led To White Nationalist On CA Delegate Slate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks onto a stage for a rally Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Lynden, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Tuesday denied naming a prominent white nationalist to its slate of California delegates, saying the man’s inclusion on the list was the result of a “database error.”

“A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016,” the Trump campaign said of William Johnson’s inclusion on the delegate list, which was released Monday night.

Mother Jones reported Tuesday that Johnson, the chairman of the white nationalist American Freedom Party and a vocal Trump backer, was approved by the campaign as a delegate in California.

The New York Daily News’ Cameron Joseph said that Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told him the report was “totally false” before the campaign sent the statement ascribing Johnson’s inclusion to a “database error.”

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  1. Sure. We’ll go with the database error explanation.

  2. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Translation - Trump organization is so screwed up that “simple mistakes” result in the Trump campaign issuing support for White Supremacist Racist Extremists … mistakes like this are indicative of a totally brainless organization.

  3. Would you believe it was caused by a localized gravity anomaly?

    Speaking of excuses, what is TPM’s excuse for some autoplay audio running on its pages for me today? There isn’t even a video window opening up, just an audio track.

  4. They have a database of white supremacists that support Trump? Isn’t that just call the GOP voter roll?

  5. Could happen to anybody. I ended up with a couple White Nationalists in my cereal bowl this morning – grabbed the wrong box or something.

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