- The Washington Times - Friday, June 23, 2017

A former law professor who was recently appointed by President Trump to run the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy has apologized for “offensive” tweets he sent as recently as December.

On Dec. 17, William C. Bradford tweeted, “I think Obama was given his mission in Tehran long ago, and it suits him just fine. How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead,” according to screenshots published by The Washington Post.

On Feb. 2, 2016, he tweeted about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, writing, “Who is this little arrogant self-hating Jew to tell anyone for whom to vote? I hope someday he gets what he deserves for stealin FB.”

Mr. Bradford’s Twitter account is no longer active. He issued an apology Thursday.

“As a minority and member of the Jewish faith, I sincerely apologize for my disrespectful and offensive comments,” he told The Post. “These comments are inexcusable and I do not stand by them. Now, as a public servant, I hold myself to a higher standard, and I will work every day to better the lives of all Americans.”

Mr. Bradford, who is of Native-American descent, is tasked with assisting native tribes and villages with energy development.

He sparked controversy in 2015 after writing an article advocating for attacks on Islamic holy sites as part of a “total war” on radical Islam. He defended his article but ended up resigning as a professor at West Point military academy amid the backlash.

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