Mitch Stewart, a political operative who served as a senior adviser to Ready for Hillary in 2013 after working as the Battleground States Director for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, posted a comment to Twitter Monday that blamed “stupid white people” for the success in the polls of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling them “the worst”.
Stewart was reacting to Trump moving into the lead over Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in several post-Republican convention polls released Monday.
The tweet has Stewart’s location marked as “Philadelphia,PA” indicating he is attending the Democratic Party National Convention that began there Monday.
“Uneducated whites are keeping @realDonaldTrump at his current numbers. Stupid white people are the worst. #mitchfacts”
When challenged by a Eric M. Garcia, a reporter for Roll Call who said to him, “Well this is exactly what to say about voters when you want to show you care about the Middle class”, Stewart accused him of trolling.
“@EricMGarcia @realDonaldTrump troll someone else.”
Stewart followed his elitist, racist statement by appearing to insinuate voters in three key battleground states need book learning.
“Actually, maybe we should organize a book drive for Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania? Food for thought. #mitchfacts”
Mitch Stewart promotional photo via 270 Strategies.
Stewart, a white male with a college degree, is currently a founding partner of 270 Strategies, a consulting firm that handles electoral campaigns, government, corporate and union relations.
One of Stewart’s projects was Ready for Hillary, described by 270 Strategies:
“By the time the Hillary for America campaign was preparing to launch in 2015, Ready for Hillary had built a movement nearly 4 million Americans strong. Together, we organized thousands of events across the country, from house parties to rallies, and helped identify and recruit more than 56,000 volunteers, bridging the gap between the online and offline programs.
…to echo these successes nationally and build more support for the movement, 270 Strategies secured media coverage for Ready for Hillary in national outlets including CBS This Morning, CNN, NBC News’ TODAY, ABC News, MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and POLITICO”
Stewart’s bio at 270 Strategies reads in part:
“Mitch Stewart is a Founding Partner at 270 Strategies and longtime political activist who has played leadership roles in some of the most groundbreaking organizations in American history. As battleground states director for the 2012 Obama for America campaign, he oversaw the strategy that garnered victories in nine of the 10 battleground states, an effort the The Guardian called “a historic ground operation that will provide the model for political campaigns in America and around the world for years to come.”
Mitch has put his experience to work for clients in a variety sectors in the U.S. and globally — including the Environmental Defense Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety, political parties around the world, and the healthcare industry. As a senior advisor to Ready for Hillary, Mitch was cited as a “campaign guru” “who is helping Hillaryland build the most high-tech, social media savvy, demographically attuned campaign the world has ever seen.” He works with organizations – both large and small – to make informed, data-driven decisions to meet their goals. An expert in data analytics, Mitch proactively identifies trends and drivers of program effectiveness for modeling while developing salient methodologies and analyzing effectiveness for resource allocation. Mitch is a frequent commentator and has appeared on network and cable news programs, including CBS This Morning, CNN, NBC News’ TODAY, ABC News, and MSNBC…”
…Mitch holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Dakota where he also minored in Chemistry…”