Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts

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FILE - In this July 11, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. Trump criticized Sen. John McCain's military record at a conservative forum Saturday, saying the party's 2008 nominee and former prisoner of war was a "war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." McCain spent 20 years in the Navy, a quarter of it in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp after his jet was shot down over Hanoi during a bombing mission Oct. 26, 1967. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide’s account.

The Trump campaign says longtime aide Sam Nunberg was fired.

The website Business Insider reported the posts Friday. They included including a racist slur to describe the Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter and references to President Barack Obama as a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser” and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as “Huckahick.”

Nunberg told the website he was shocked and didn’t recall writing the messages

Nunberg has spent years working for Trump’s organization and has been fired before, in 2014 when Buzzfeed published an unflattering profile of Trump.

Trump’s lawyer apologized recently for making what he called an “inarticulate” comment about spousal rape to the Daily Beast.

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