Trump campaign selects white nationalist as delegate, then blames ‘database error’

Trump campaign selects white nationalist as delegate, then blames ‘database error’
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If you’re trying to step away from the controversy of a contentious primary fight and present a more presidential face to the electorate it is really not helpful to make a mistake like this. From Mother Jones, which broke the story Tuesday:

On Monday evening, California’s secretary of state published a list of delegates chosen by the Trump campaign for the upcoming Republican presidential primary in the state. Trump’s slate includes William Johnson, one of the country’s most prominent white nationalists…

Johnson leads the American Freedom Party, a group that “exists to represent the political interests of White Americans” and aims to preserve “the customs and heritage of the European American people.”

The Trump campaign is now backing away from Johnson and blaming his selection as a delegate on “a database error.” Here is the campaign’s full statement as reported by Business Insider:

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