Missouri gets a lot of bad press these days and Maria Chappelle Nadal loves to pour gasoline on an open flame. It was just a few weeks ago when she nearly lost her senate seat for wishing the president would be assassinated. Now that the Missouri legislature has “forgiven” her, she’s at it again, making insults on social media.
A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump’s assassination said Thursday that she stands by her new tweet comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme on Twitter that shows Trump taking off a shirt. By the time the shirt is off, Hitler’s face is revealed in place of Trump’s.
The meme, which she tweeted Thursday, is a parody of a much-criticized Dove body wash ad that shows a black woman removing her brown shirt to reveal a white woman underneath in a light-colored shirt. Dove apologized for the ad, which many social media users called racist.
Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press that she shared the meme because she was upset by Trump’s tweets early Thursday suggesting Puerto Rico must take on more responsibility for its recovery from Hurricane Maria. The senator, who is black and whose mother is from Puerto Rico, said she still has not heard from some of her other relatives on the island.
“So this is very personal to me,” she said.
Senator Mike Parson led an effort to have her booted from the senate. He commented on her latest insult.
Some things never change. Another example why she should not be in the Missouri Senate… pic.twitter.com/I7WfTnqViS
— Mike Parson (@mikeparson) October 12, 2017
And of course she insists this tweet is nothing like her assassination tweet.
Sure, Maria. We believe you.