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GOP Fundraiser Hung Hitler Painting in His South Carolina Home

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 12:00 PM

A leading Republican fundraiser who serves on the University of South Carolina board of trustees has apologized for displaying a painting by Nazi monster Adolph Hitler in his home.

Eddie Floyd, who's since yanked the untitled watercolor signed by "A. Hitler" from a wall of his home in Florence, told The State newspaper: "I'm truly sorry if I upset anybody. It really upset me; I've lost sleep over it."

His mea culpa came after a reporter told him he was writing an article about the Jewish community's unease about the artwork which depicts a Catholic abbey with trees in the foreground.

Floyd, a retired heart surgeon, insisted to The State he had only bought the art by the German leader who sent 6 million Jews to their deaths to complement other World War II-era paintings he owned by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

But former state Sen. Joel Lourie, who is Jewish, told the newspaper he was surprised "someone of Floyd's education and prominence could have a Hitler painting in his home. Something that Hitler created is a sign of evil — it's not a conversation piece."

Over the years, Floyd has helped raise millions of dollars for Republican state and national presidential candidates, The State reports.

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A leading Republican fundraiser who serves on the University of South Carolina board of trustees has apologized for displaying a painting by Nazi monster Adolph Hitler in his home.
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