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A prominent supporter and fundraiser for Texas representative and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul reportedly wrote a post on his Facebook wall calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama and his "monkey children."
Jules Manson, a Carson, Calif., engineer and consultant who lost a city council bid in November, posted an exhaustive rant on his Facebook page in response to the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – a federal bill that has been signed each of the last 48 years to provide funding for Department of Defense.
The post, entitled "THE CONSITUTION HAS BEEN SIGNED AWAY," featured aggressive and racist language about Obama and his children.
"Assassinate the f----- n----- and his monkey children," Manson wrote.
The post was removed but several users and media outlets had already captured and spread screenshots of the rant.
Mason claims on his Facebook page that he was visited by Secret Service agents after his call for the president's death.
"The Secret Service gave me a visit. Agents Corey, Andy, and Stephanie were very pleasant with me. They must have had 30 questions," Mason wrote. "They listened to what I had to say and I even consented to a search of my home and vehicle. They even sat at my computer to see what I had on there. I cooperated with them and was fully honest with them because I have nothing to hide."
Manson is a self-proclaimed Libertarian and Tea Party supporter, who has expressed support for Ron Paul on various platforms. On Paul's Facebook wall, Manson wrote, "I may be atheist but Ron Paul is my god."
It is unclear how much money Manson, 47, has raised for Paul’s campaign.
Paul has previously come under fire for racist comments from supporters and links to racist organizations.
Most recently, articles without bylines written in Paul’s political newsletters, the "Ron Paul Political Report," in the 80s and 90s were unearthed by conservative publication The New Standard.
Critics pointed to dozens of instances in the "Ron Paul Political Report" of anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist commentary.
Paul has defended the articles (as recently as Tuesday morning on CNN) by saying they were not written by him and they were written a long time ago.
"I had six or eight people writing," Paul said on CNN’s American Morning. "I was practicing medicine at the time."
Austin, Texas NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has worked with Paul for over 20 years, told Alex Jones' Prison Planet that the candidate has a long history of tolerance but that his politics often lead people to confuse his personal beliefs.
"Knowing Ron Paul’s intent, I think he is trying to improve this country but I think also, when you talk about the Constitution and you constantly criticize the federal government versus state I think a lot of folks are going to misconstrue that," Linder said.
"I think it’s very easy for folks who want to take his position out of context and that’s what I’m hearing," Linder added.