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Trump Energy Appointee Resigns Over Inflammatory Tweets

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Unleashing American Energy event at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 01 September 2017 12:18 PM

A Trump administration official has resigned after claiming earlier this week that his controversial comments apparently made by him online were made by "imposters."

William C. Bradford, head of the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, resigned on Thursday, according to CNN.

"William Bradford tendered his resignation this afternoon and is no longer with the Department of Energy," DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes told the network.

CNN linked Bradford to a Disqus account that called President Barack Obama "the son of a fourth-rate p&*n actress and w@!re" in a comment on a September 2016 article on Daily Wire.

Before he joined the Trump administration, Bradford made several controversial remarks on Twitter, using an account that has since been deleted. According to The Washington Post, he defended the use of Japanese internment camps during World War II as "necessary" on the anniversary of their opening, said that "women have no business in combat," referred to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as an "arrogant self-hating Jew," and called President Barack Obama a "Kenyan creampuff" and questioned whether he would leave office once his term ended in 2017.

Earlier this year, he acknowledged the Twitter account as his own and apologized for his comments in an email to the Post.

Bradford told CNN, "I cannot comment on an ongoing federal investigation into multiple cyber attacks and Internet crimes committed against me over the past several years, to include email intrusions, hacking, and impostors in social media."

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