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GOP consultant seems to question race of Roseanne target

GOP consultant seems to question race of Roseanne target
Posted at 4:01 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 16:01:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia GOP consultant whose last campaign featured a "deportation bus" is back with a Twitter post seeming to question whether the Obama adviser insulted by Roseanne Barr is truly black.

Seth Weathers was until recently campaign manager for a failed gubernatorial bid by state Sen. Michael Williams and had served as state director for the Trump campaign.

Weathers on Tuesday tweeted a picture of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett with the caption: "FYI, this is the 'African-American' that (Roseanne) offended. Questions?"

Barr's show was canceled after she posted a tweet equating Jarrett to an ape. Barr went on to ask that no one defend her comments.

Critics saw Weathers' comments as questioning Jarrett's African-American identity because of her light skin tone.

Weathers told AP he was on vacation with family and asked for time to respond.

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