Monday, August 03, 2020

Former Trump appointee has deliciously homophobic Twitter meltdown on same day she was fired

Merritt Corrigan, the former Trump appointee too homophobic for even HIS administration.

This is delicious.

In June, I wrote about Trump appointee Merritt Corrigan. At the time, she was the deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development who got into trouble because of a bunch of nasty tweets she put out in the past directed towards LGBTQ people, women and refugees. Please bear in mind the past tense tone of my statement. As of today, Corrigan is no longer the deputy White House liaision for US Agency for International Development.

She was fired. And boy is she pissed.

From CNBC:

Merritt Corrigan, a deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was fired Monday, on the same day she ranted about LGBTQ issues on Twitter, according to two former Trump Administration officials who spoke to NBC News. Corrigan, who had held her post for just months, wrote on Twitter that she had been targeted for her “Christian beliefs.” 
“Ms. Merritt Corrigan is no longer an employee at the USAID,” the agency’s acting spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said in a statement to NBC News. ″USAID takes any claim of discrimination seriously, and we will investigate any complaints of anti-Christian bias Ms. Corrigan has raised during her tenure at the Agency,” said Jhunjhunwala. Corrigan, an appointee of the Trump administration, joined the nation’s international development arm several months ago. 
She had written on Twitter on Monday, before her termination was announced, “For too long, I’ve remained silent as the media has attacked me for my Christian beliefs, which are shared by the majority of Americans. Let me [be] clear: Gay marriage isn’t marriage. Men aren’t women. US-funded Tunisian LGBT soap operas aren’t America First.”

My guess is that Corrigan was told that she would be let go beforehand, hence her Twitter hissy fit.

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