Metro Schools Board member apologizes following tweet with Trump "nicknames"


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    UPDATE: A school board member is apologizing after tweeting out what she called "nicknames" for President Donald Trump.

    District 5 school board member, Christiane Buggs, tweeted out the 'nicknames' for Trump on Inauguration Day.

    The names included, "Cheeto Satan," "Habanero Hitler," "Dreamsicle Demon," "Tangerine Voldemort," "Sunkist Stalin," "Nacho Nazi," "Fanta Fascist," "Squirerlwig McRacistpants," "El Hombre de Tang," "Don the Con," Trumplethinskin," and "Candy Corn Kremlin." Alothought Buggs tweeted that she did not come up with these names, she did write "you're welcome" following the "nicknames."

    School board Chair Anna Sephard tells Fox 17 News she spoke to Buggs over the weekend and Buggs now says she should not have used her school twitter handle to make the comments.

    The school board chair promises it won't happen again.

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    Some community members are upset after a Metro Schools Board member tweeted out what she says are "names" for President Donald Trump.

    District 5 school board member, Christiane Buggs, tweeted out the following 'nicknames' for Trump on Inauguration Day.

    The names included, "Cheeto Satan," "Habanero Hitler," "Dreamsicle Demon," "Tangerine Voldemort," "Sunkist Stalin," "Nacho Nazi," "Fanta Fascist," "Squirerlwig McRacistpants," "El Hombre de Tang," "Don the Con," Trumplethinskin," and "Candy Corn Kremlin." Alothought Buggs tweeted that she did not come up with these names, she did write "you're welcome" following the "nicknames."

    Viewers reached out to Fox 17 News upset over the tweets of an elected board member. While some community members took to Twitter to stand up for Buggs' tweet.

    Will Pinkston, Nashville School Board member Representing District 7 told Fox 17 News people are free to speak their minds.

    "A lot of people are frankly worried right now and everyone is expressing opinions in different ways. Taking to Twitter is a way to both mourn and satirize the situation. This is a Democracy and people are free to speak their minds."

    Buggs confirmed to Fox 17 News that those are her words in the tweets and would be providing the newsroom with a statement.

    Metro Schools declined to comment on the situation.

    Buggs is a former math teacher at MNPS.


    This story will be updated. Keep checking fox17.com for the latest.

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