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Former pharmacist fired for tweeting anti-Trump cartoon

July 19, 2021 Comments Off on Former pharmacist fired for tweeting anti-Trump cartoon By admin

Former pharmacy assistant and Facebook meme artist Steve Brandenburg has been fired after he tweeted a meme mocking President Donald Trump’s daughter, Melania, and other members of the First Family.

Brandenburg, a former assistant pharmacist at the University of Memphis, tweeted an image of Melania Trump, the First Lady, sitting on a stool surrounded by other members and family members on the first day of the new administration in January.

The image was shared more than 2,300 times, prompting Brandenburg to delete the tweet and explain it on Twitter, where he was immediately fired.

Brandenberg tweeted an illustration of Melania on Jan. 20, 2017, a day the new president took office.

In it, she sits atop a throne, with the caption, “You’re gonna need a lot more than just a hug and a kiss,” and “I’m gonna need you to stay the course, because that’s what you did for me.”

The image was removed from Brandenburg’s personal Facebook page and his Twitter account after it went viral on social media.

A representative for Brandenburg did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.

“I have been deeply saddened by this unfortunate and cowardly action and deeply regret what this image has caused,” Brandenburg wrote in a statement to The Hill on Monday night.

“It has also hurt my friends and family, and I take full responsibility for my actions.

It’s never okay to do something like this to anyone, but to me, it was never appropriate.

The work we do to save lives and to support others is truly a noble endeavor, and this kind of insensitive and offensive image is simply unacceptable.””

I hope you find the strength to forgive me and move forward, and that you will understand that the actions I took were out of respect for my fellow employees and my fellow patients.

The work we do to save lives and to support others is truly a noble endeavor, and this kind of insensitive and offensive image is simply unacceptable.”

A spokesperson for the University, which does not have a formal policy regarding social media posts by faculty members, did not respond to questions about Brandenburgs termination.

He was fired in December after posting a tweet that read, “Thank you for your service.

I don’t know what it is about you but you are my inspiration.”

A Facebook page for Brandenbergs former employer, University of Tennessee, has been deleted.

The former assistant pharmacacist, who joined the university in 2014, is a regular on the student-run Facebook page, The Blue-and-Gray Pharmacy, which describes itself as a pharmacy student organization.

In 2015, Brandenburg received a National Medal of Science for his work in the healthcare industry, according to the National Institutes of Health.

In 2017, he was named to the Pharmacy Magazine All-America Team.

Brandstadt is a veteran of the Veterans Health Administration, serving in the field of health care administration, which includes caring for veterans.

He is currently an assistant pharmacy professor at the university, according in his bio on the school’s website.

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