Just last week retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn gave an impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention, and now he is catching heat for sharing with his Twitter followers — as Donald Trump has in the past — an anti-Semitic message.
Flynn was responding Sunday to an assertion by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, on CNN that Russia was behind the hack and release of tens of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails last week.
“The corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything to get #NeverHillary into power. This is a new low,” he tweeted, sharing a link to a tweet from a user named Saint Bibiana (@30PiecesofAG_) who wrote “>Cnn implicated. ‘The USSR is to blame!’ … Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.”
Flynn later issued an apology, and said “the earlier retweet was a mistake” and that he meant to tweet only the original post from CNN Politics. The tweet has since been deleted.
All, this is what was meant to be retweeted…the earlier retweet was a mistake. My sincerest apologies. https://t.co/0s1OqEC3gr
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) July 24, 2016
Gen. Flynn was once considered a possibility for Trump’s running mate, but that role went to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Here is the video of Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on CNN:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 24, 2016