New York Times writer Philip B. Richardson deleted a tweet that read, “Fuck you Jeb for telling poor people they need stronger families not to be poor. Poverty weakens families.”
Richardson sent the message Wednesday night.
Earlier in the evening, Richardson tweeted, “Who is this beautiful and brilliant black boy grilling #jebBush at New Hampshire Town Hall Meeting?? #blacklivesmatter @cspan.”
— Philip B. Richardson (@philipbrich) October 15, 2015
Richardson is referring to an exchange that occurred during a Bush town hall event in New Hampshire Wednesday.
Update: In a statement to The Daily Caller, a New York Times spokesperson said, “This tweet was completely inappropriate. Philip Richardson is a news assistant on The Times’s clerical staff, assigned to the photo desk. He is not a reporter or editor and is not involved in political coverage. Nevertheless, tweets like this are inappropriate for any Times newsroom staffer, and managers will take the necessary steps to deal with the situation.”