A Louisville woman who tweeted about assassinating President-Elect Donald Trump faces an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, WAVE 3 News in Louisville reports.
The television station reported Thursday that Heather Lowrey tweeted: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”
The tweet immediately sent off a social media firestorm, the television station reported. People alerted Lowrey’s employers of the tweet and she’s suffered consequences as a result: Her announcers announced publicly that they have decided to fire her WAVE reported.
Her social media accounts have since been deactivated, WAVE reported.
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The Secret Service said it is aware of the tweet. Secret Service officials have interviewed Lowrey and plan on conducting a full investigation, the television station reported.