Trump's VA chairman fired after RNC protest

Trump's VA chairman fired after RNC protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The chairman of Donald Trump's campaign in Virginia was fired on Monday after an angry Facebook post and protest at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.

"Tons of interviews today on behalf of Mr. Trump," Corey Stewart posted on Facebook. "Then, I went to start a rebellion against GOP establishment pukes who betrayed Trump."

Stewart was fired shortly thereafter, Trump Virginia co-chairman John Fredericks told the Virginian-Pilot. Fredericks said Stewart was told not to participate in the protest, but defied orders and went ahead with his plans.

Stewart had announced plans to run for the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia in 2017 and some felt he was taking the stand to further his own candidacy over the interests of the Trump campaign. Stewart had defended Trump's recently revealed remarks disparaging women on video in 2005. He also serves as chairman of the Prince William Board of Supervisors.

"We are not going to condone publicity stunts, counter to the campaign's mission, in order to enhance somebody's gubernatorial campaign position," Fredericks told the Virginian-Pilot.

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