Saturday, July 20, 2024

New White House Assistant Communications Director Already Apologizing for Past Controversial Tweets


Meet Tyler Cherry. He’s the new White House Assistant Communications Director.

Here he is:

Cherry has a checkered public past. He’s already apologizing for it. This is what he wrote on Twitter two hours ago: “Past social media posts from when I was younger do not reflect my current views. Period. I support this Administration’s agenda – and will continue my communications work focused on our climate and environmental policies.”

Cherry is the former Interior Communications Director. His new job is handling communications for the White House Climate Policy Office, working with the White House press office on climate and energy policy announcements.

According to reports, in 2015, he tweeted “the modern day police system is a direct evolution of slave patrols and lynch mobs.” And he prayed “even harder for an end to a capitalistic police state motivated by explicit and implicit racial biases.”  He also helped boost “Russiagate.” In 2018, he called for ICE to be abolished.

Here’s a full report.

This doesn’t seem like a good idea for the White House or Joe Biden right now.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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