Mother Jones‘ Josh Harkinson reported earlier today that the Trump campaign selected white nationalist leader William Johnson as a delegate in California.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks just issued this statement about it to the Washington Post:
Yesterday the Trump campaign submitted its list of California delegates to be certified by the Secretary of State of California. A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016.
UPDATE, 5:48 p.m. ET: “Database error” was apparently the Trump campaign’s second attempt at an explanation.
FWIW, before blaming “database error” here’s what Trump spox Hope Hicks emailed first: “The report is totally false” pic.twitter.com/mEaElFdAkw
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