GOP staffer apologizes for calling Obama girls ‘classless’

A GOP staffer issued an apology on Facebook after she criticized President Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha for their attire during the national turkey pardoning. 

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and former Republican National Committee media director, called their outfits “classless.”

{mosads}“Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised, public events,” Lauten said in a Facebook post.

After the comments about Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, sparked social media outrage and accusations of cyber-bullying, Lauten apologized in a follow-up Facebook post, according to The Daily Mail. 

“When I first posted on Facebook I reacted to an article and I quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager,” she wrote.

“After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were.”

This is the second time Lauten has stirred controversy online. In August, she posted from Fincher’s official account, “God I love this song. And beach music. AND shagging #pandora,” according to The Washington Times.

Lauten later deleted the tweet and said she was referring to dancing, not the sexual slang term.



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