The education secretary, Angela Ruggiero, has been tweeting a string of anti-immigration tweets since the election on Wednesday.
One, which was retweeted by the New York Times, described her as a “globalist who wants to destroy the United States”.
She was later criticised by the Trump administration.
Another, posted by an official with the Australian embassy in Washington, said that Ruggiers comments “shamelessly demonise the entire Australian community”.
Read more: The tweets were part of a string posted by Ruggers on Wednesday night, which she claimed had been “moved by the political establishment and their media partners”.
The first, which read: “Angela Ruggieri, the US education secretary who will be in charge of the US Education Department, will be doing a terrible job of educating Americans about our values and traditions.
“She will be the greatest threat to the nation’s future that we have ever faced.” “
Rugginess said in a statement that she would be removing the tweets after she received “vivid” comments on social media. “
She will be the greatest threat to the nation’s future that we have ever faced.”
Rugginess said in a statement that she would be removing the tweets after she received “vivid” comments on social media.
“This is the type of vicious, unpatriotic, divisive, ignorant and false rhetoric that is being used to attack the United State and the values of our nation,” she said.
“I know the people who are spreading these hateful and offensive messages do not represent the people of the state of Michigan.”
Riggiero has not responded to a request for comment.
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