Missouri State Senator's tweet compares Trump to Hitler

Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Chappelle-Nadal claimed she posted her race-baiting meme because she was upset over a Trump tweet stating the obvious: That the USA military and FEMA staffers can not stay in Puerto Rico "forever" to help with its hurricane-relief efforts.

A Missouri state senator is again facing criticism for another social media post about the president.

In the original ad, a black woman is pictured taking off a shirt to reveal a white woman.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal apologized for writing on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. "I still have a First Amendment right, and I still have a family I need to fight for".

Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press that she shared the meme because she was upset by Trump's tweets early Thursday suggesting Puerto Rico must take on more responsibility for its recovery from Hurricane Maria.

"Puerto Rico deserves to be part of a nation that will not authorize GENOCIDE on its own people", said Chappelle-Nadal in a tweet. "Then ask yourself why you have different qualifications for a black woman of Puerto Rican descent than other people putting up a meme with no words".

She later deleted the post and apologized.

Chappelle-Nadal said the meme had been circulating among some in St. Louis who are protesting white supremacy and inequities in policing. "I fully and wholeheartedly support the peaceful protesters in St. Louis". "It's old and support the protesters fighting against brutality", she said. "And I'm not ever going to make a mistake like that again", she said after the post.

Chappelle-Nadal has been a consistent critic of Trump, and in August, caused controversy after posting "I hope Trump is assassinated!" on Facebook.

Chappelle-Nadal defended her tweet in a social media message to the Springfield News-Leader.

In September, the Missouri state Senate formally reprimanded Chappelle-Nadal for her assassination post amid calls for her to resign.



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