Well now, one member of Team Clinton must be thinking that things didn’t go too well at Sunday’s second presidential debate, and has vented with F-word profanity.
I wonder if the press will be seeking him out for expert comment on how it went? (I doubt it.) Or will Twitter, which has been accused of shadowbanning certain Donald Trump tweets, suspend his account? (Again, I doubt it.) Or will anyone ask Hillary Clinton if the offender should be fired? (You’re kidding, right?)
Jesse Lehrich, who describes himself on Twitter as “Foreign Policy Spokesperson for @HillaryClinton,” issued the following profane tweet to Donald Trump after the Republican nominee claimed quite reasonably that Captain Humayun Khan, the soldier whose 2004 death became a press cause celebre after his father bitterly criticized Trump at the Democratic National Convention, would be alive today if the U.S. had not gone to war in Iraq: “regarding your claim that Captain Khan would be alive if you were president: go f*ck yourself.”
As seen above, Lehrich “apologized,” but apparently wants us to believe that he was tweeting in his personal and not professional capacity.
That’s pretty funny, because, as noted earlier, he describes himself as “Foreign Policy Spokesperson for @HillaryClinton.” Further, his twitter bio links to the Hillary Clinton campaign website:
Lehrich has been described in several places as a longtime Democrat operative, and as such he should know that he has to control himself. The fact that he couldn’t must mean that he thought Trump scored some surprising points here concerning a war he opposed (despite press claims to the contrary) and Mrs. Clinton originally supported — until it became fun and games for her to pander to the crowd which was calling General David Petraeus “Betray Us” in 2007.
Heavy.com tonight says that Lehrich “previously worked for the Democratic super-PAC American Bridge, The Hill reported in 2015.” At his Vine page, he describes himself as “Assistant Press Secretary at OFA.” That would be Organizing For Action, the “community organizing” group which morphed from being President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign into an entity which solely exists to mindlessly support whatever Obama happens to be pushing at any given moment.
Until tonight, Lehrich was a bit of a Trump stalker in matters quite peripheral to foreign policy:
- In mid-September, after GOP nominee professed his love of fast food, expert nutritionist Lehrich tweeted: “so we can add food to the ‘Things Trump Lacks Even A Basic Understanding Of’ list.”
- Also in mid-September, Lehrich, representing a candidate who has enabled her husband’s sexual abuse and sexual assaults for decades, in a remark carried at Politico commenting on Trump’s paid maternal leave plan, said, “somehow having trouble believing Trump will be a champion for working mothers…”
- In early September, he mocked Trump after his post-Mexico visit immigration speech in Arizona: “From the big tent party to Sheriff Joe’s tent city party.”
- In June, he took offense on Twitter — “as a Jew, holy sh*t” — when Trump said, “We will respect Christian Americans.” Apparently, Lehrich didn’t get the memo that it’s possible to respect Christians, Jews and all law-abiding people in a pluralistic society.
A friendly suggestion for Lehrich would involve continuing to do what he apparently did later Sunday night, according to Heavy.com: “After apologizing for his use of the f-word, Lehrich stopped live-tweeting the debate.” Stop tweeting at all, dude, unless your mission is to embarrass your candidate while occasionally entertaining the rest of us, which I guess we wouldn’t mind.
Cross-post pending at NewsBusters.org.