The campaign chair for U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar came under fire for a shocking profanity-filled tweet slamming “this whole racist a– capitalist system.”
David Gilbert-Pederson’s eyebrow-raising tweet on Wednesday seemed to be the latest of many from the campaign chair for the Minnesota Democrat. The activist who reportedly played an important part in Omar’s decision to run for office has a history of disturbing commentary on social media where his Twitter bio reads: “Radical Labor & Political Organizer.”
Gilbert-Pederson unloaded in a Twitter rant against President Donald Trump, the Minneapolis Police Department, president of the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation, Bob Kroll, and ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin, who was charged in the death of George Floyd back in May, posted bond on $1 million bail Wednesday and was released, sparking a wave of new protests. It was not clear if the latest development was what triggered the tweet by Gilbert-Pederson.
**WARNING: Language **
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) October 8, 2020
The tweet had followed another angry post following Chauvin’s release.
Fuck all of this.
This racist capitalist system will kill us all if we let it.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) October 7, 2020
The far-left organizer, who served as Omar’s campaign manager when she ran for Congress in 2018, has called for defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.
“Reforms don’t work. The system is not broken. It was intentionally built not to work,” he said in an interview.
According to The Washington Post:
Gilbert-Pederson, who is Filipino, was adopted by two white Minneapolis librarians. He dropped out of high school and still didn’t have a driver’s license when he signed on as Omar’s campaign chairman in late 2015. But he had been active in politics, protest movements and organizing since before he could vote.
“This is serious as f–k,” he tweeted last week.
“The political elite, the ruling class, and the foundations won’t save us. The masses will be left to our own devices to survive,” he added. “Defend the class, whatever it takes!”
We need less white people, nonprofit leaders and Democratic politicians taking the #condemnwhitesupremacychallenge and more talking specificly about how they’re going to protect and defend oppressed people and what they’re willing to risk in the process.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) October 1, 2020
At #2020PresidentialDebate Trump is using the language of Dictator Marcos. He is sending commands of “stand by” to right wing militias.
We can’t spend every moment organizing for November… we must focus too on how we resist martial law.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) September 30, 2020
He has repeatedly slammed law enforcement.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) August 28, 2020
. @MinneapolisPD endangering/threatening minneapolis residents out here without masks. It’s bad enough these ruthless killers are let loose in our city, now they’re heightening of Covid transmission.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) September 15, 2020
His profanity-filled tweet this week sparked outrage on Twitter where many blasted the Omar campaign chair.
— Sally (@LetsGoMAGA) October 8, 2020
This tweet alone from a congresswoman’s campaign chair should be a scandal. Unfortunately the standard for what is a scandal is such a high bar now, Because there’s been so many politically motivated fake ones Most legitimate red flags get ignored and forgotten
— Chris Fisher (@spiderfan2226) October 8, 2020
Seems like Minneapolis is in good hands. Carry on. pic.twitter.com/eAViZYZCUu
— EDJ (@edj_FL) October 8, 2020
maybe you should become a meaningful contributor to society instead of whining on social media
— fake phony dave (@Fake_DaveBenz) October 8, 2020
Opinions of this tool are the opinions of his boss.
— Hey Bartender! (@Seabee201) October 8, 2020
That you believe this to be acceptable discourse from anyone, let alone the campaign chair for a member of the House, shows what a closed off bubble you live in.
— John Barton (@bartjw) October 8, 2020
I hear Venezuela and Cuba are beautiful this time of year. Why not do civility and professionalism a favor and relocate to one of those Utopias of the Left.
— Persian Archaeologist 🇺🇸🎃 (@PersianArchaeo1) October 8, 2020
Such a bad look for @Ilhan
— Penry (@JimmysSidecar) October 8, 2020