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Breitbart Writer Fired Over Racist Tweets Turns to Crowdsourcing for Medical Bills

Katie McHugh, who opposes government healthcare, seeks help with healthcare

Fired over racist tweets, Breitbart writer Katie McHugh is trying to crowdfund the cost of her healthcare during her unemployment.

Following the recent London terror attack, McHugh took to Twitter to express that “there would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.” When Iranian-American actor Pej Vahdat challenged that thinking, McHugh tweeted back, “You’re an Indian.”

Breitbart fired her on Monday.

Now, McHugh is crowdfunding for help. Her WeSearchr campaigns asks contributors to cover “essential medical bills and living costs associated with finding employment again.”

Critics on Twitter said it was ironic McHugh would seek help when she has previously opposed government healthcare. As one WeSearchr commenter noted, “Wait, isn’t expecting people to pay for other people’s health care the exact kind of socialism Katie hates? Wouldn’t want her to abandon her principles.”

McHugh’s plea for help states: “Breitbart editor Katie McHugh was fired on June 5 for telling the truth about Islam and immigration in Europe. Instead of giving her a raise, Breitbart squealed at pressure from leftist CNN, which apparently has anonymous pro-Islam sources at Breitbart, and fired her.”

McHugh herself justified her tweets to WeSearchr: “I said nothing wrong. As President Donald Trump says, if we don’t get smart, it will only get worse. It’s also interesting Breitbart News chose to fire me rather than colleagues leaking to CNN.”

So far, McHugh has raised $1,675 of her proposed goal of $10,000.

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