Ron DeSantis fires staffer who retweeted video with Nazi imagery

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As part of its latest downsizing effort, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign fired a staffer who over the weekend promoted an online video that superimposed Nazi imagery over DeSantis’ face.

The staffer, Nate Hochman, had retweeted the video over the weekend before he deleted the post, a screenshot shared with NBC News showed. Hochman, a communications staffer who has written for The New York Times, National Review and other outlets, is considered by some to be an up-and-coming thinker on the right.

“Nate Hochman is no longer with the campaign,” a campaign official said. “And we will not be commenting on him further.”

The official did not say whether the retweet factored in the decision, which was first reported by Semafor.