Woman fired, questioned by Secret Service after tweet about assassinating Trump

Woman fired, questioned by Secret Service after tweet about assassinating Trump
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A Louisville woman is facing serious repercussions after a tweet about assassinating President-Elect Donald Trump.

Heather Lowrey tweeted the following message screencapped on Twitter: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”

The tweet immediately set off a social media firestorm. Internet commenters alerted Lowrey’s employers of the tweet.

Her social media accounts have since been deactivated but the consequences of the tweet are in full effect.

Several of Lowrey’s employers have announced their decision to fire her after the tweet, including the Va Va Vixens burlesque group, which released the following statement: “Please, know that we, at Va Va Vixens, do not condone the behavior of Heather Lowrey. She was dismissed the moment we were informed of this incident. We have a zero tolerance policy for such.”

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