Andrei Dergalin. Sputnik International
While Rahim’s tweet did not apparently feature the name of the person whose demise she expressed hope for, a number of social media users noted the timing of that message.
A staffer to ex-President of the United States Barack Obama has posted and then deleted a tweet that featured what looks like the opposite of a get well wish.
According to Newsweek, Rahim, who formerly worked in the Office of Digital Strategy for Obama and served as the national spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, wrote: “It’s been against my moral identity to tweet this for the past four years, but, I hope he dies”.
While Rahim’s tweet seemed to contain no names, thus making the “who” bit somewhat ambiguous, she made the social media post in question on the same day that Trump announced that both he and his wife Melania tested positive for COVID-19.
Shocking & shameful.
This now deleted tweet was the reaction to President Trump testing positive for Covid-19 from @ZaraRahim – former Obama White House staffer and Hillary Clinton’s former 2016 National Spokeswoman. pic.twitter.com/FKYGGPfWf9
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2020
And despite the tweet being deleted, apparently it did not escape the watchful eye of a number of social media users who went on to criticize Rahim over it.
She epitomizes all that is evil in this world.
— CoachKK (@KKohrt) October 2, 2020
Zara Rahim, Clinton’s former spokesperson said she hopes President Trump dies from COVID-19.
This is a clear violation of Twitter’s policies.
She should be suspended immediately.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 2, 2020