Trump’s New DOE Appointee William Bradford’s Deleted Hate-Filled Tweets Are Very Disturbing

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An archive of unhinged and hateful deleted tweets by recent Dept. of Energy appointee William Bradford make Donald Trump's look almost normal by comparison.

An archive of unhinged and hateful deleted tweets by recent Dept. of Energy appointee William Bradford make Donald Trump’s look almost normal by comparison.

Dino Grandoni from The Washington Post stumbled on this garbage patch of vileness, and boy is it ugly:

Before William C. Bradford was appointed by the Trump administration to run the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, he tweeted a slew of disparaging remarks about the real and imagined ethnic, religious and gender identities of former president Barack Obama, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, TV news host Megyn Kelly and Japanese Americans during World War II.

So, what’s William Bradford doing in his new DOE job? He’s supposed to help Native Americans on the U.S. mainland and in Alaska secure access to electricity while helping reduce their costs. But given his callous insensitivity and the fact that Donald Trump’s other appointees seem hell bent on destroying the agencies in their charge, Native Americans are unlikely to receive this “help.”

William Bradford learns the hard way: mean, bigoted tweets don’t go away when you delete them.

Here is a sampling of William Bradford’s unhinged tweets, as unearthed from the Wayback Machine‘s Internet Archive.

In February 2016, he ranted about Facebook founder March Zuckerberg’s call to reject Donald Trump, calling him a “little arrogant self-hating Jew.”

William Bradford: Who is this little arrogant self-hating Jew to tell anyone for whom to vote? I hope someday he gets what he deserves for stealin fb.

Note the highly appropriate nickname from his Twitter handle: “Brute.”

That month he also weighed in on then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s order to open all combat positions in the military to women. William Bradford: Women have no business in combat. Period. Republicans pandering on this issue. Disgusting. I'll shoot anyone who comes for my daughters.

Then, on the 74th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s disastrous order to detain Japanese Americans in internment camps, William Bradford tactlessly declared, “It was necessary.”

William Bradford: It was necessary. Christine Rousselle - Today is the Anniversary of the Order to Create Japanese Internment Camps.

You may not have heard of William Bradford, but The Guardian reports his purple prose cost him his job teaching law at West Point.

A law professor who published an inflammatory article urging attacks on law professors and “Islamic holy sites” and who has been dogged by accusations of misrepresenting his academic and military credentials has resigned from the US Military Academy at West Point, the Guardian has confirmed.

For a couple months he managed not to offend anyone, then in May, he shared his hateful thoughts on transgender people using bathrooms.

William Bradford: Transgenderism is a mental illness and any man who goes into a bathroom after my daughters will quickly change his mind about where to pee.

Never mind that more Republicans have been arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than transgender people.

In July William Bradford invited his followers to “imagine a world without Islam.”

Then, like the kettle calling the pot black, he called people who want to take action against climate change based on scientific data “cultists” and “nuts.”

William Bradford: Soon, "climate change" cultists will be pitied as the nuts they always were.

Then, in December, William Bradford went beyond the pale called then-President Barack Obama a “Kenyan creampuff” for brokering the Iran deal, which rolled back sanctions in exchange for Iran backing down on their nuclear program.

 William Bradford: I think Obama was given his mission in Tehran long ago, and it suits him just fine. How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead?

Media Matters also notes our trash-talking Twitizen also declared in a January 2016 column that “a second U.S. Civil War may be necessary” if we elected a Democrat to the White House.

Featured image: Promotional photo via William Bradford’s website.