Recently Promoted WH Official Gets Backlash

Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the latest buzz around the White House? It’s a tale of deleted tweets, controversial opinions, and a newly promoted official in the spotlight. Buckle up as we dive into the drama surrounding Tyler Cherry, the newly appointed associate communications director at the White House, who is currently under fire for his resurfaced social media posts.

Cherry, who previously worked for Secretary Deb Haaland at the Department of Interior, recently deleted nearly 2,500 tweets from his account on X, formerly known as Twitter. This mass deletion happened overnight between Sunday and Monday, according to Social Blade, an analytics website. The actual number of deleted tweets might be even higher, considering the only visible tweet on his account is his response to the controversy.

So, what exactly was in these tweets that caused such an uproar? Well, Cherry’s old posts included criticisms of police, attacks on Republicans, and anti-Israel rhetoric. One particularly controversial post from 2014 saw Cherry expressing support for Gaza during the conflict with Israel, using hashtags like #ISupportGaza and #FreePalestine. Another tweet from 2015 criticized the police system, linking it to “slave patrols and lynch mobs.”

Cherry’s tweets didn’t stop at criticizing the police and expressing support for Palestinians. He also called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2018 and frequently criticized Republicans, accusing them of focusing on “white grievance politics.” Additionally, he often pointed out the lack of diversity in photos of various events, commenting on the predominance of “white people” in attendance.

The reaction to these tweets and their subsequent deletion has been swift and intense. The popular conservative account LibsofTikTok and retired diplomat Alberto Miguel Fernandez both highlighted the deletions, with Fernandez questioning whether the White House was involved in the cleanup effort.

In response to the backlash, Cherry took to X to address the situation, stating that his past social media posts do not reflect his current views. He emphasized his support for the current administration’s agenda, particularly its climate and environmental policies.

Despite the controversy, the White House stands by Cherry. Andrew Bates, the senior deputy press secretary, expressed pride in having Tyler on the team. However, the White House has remained silent on the issue of the deleted tweets.