The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that after decades of controversy, the team would finally be changing its name and logo.
In the weeks before the change, President Donald Trump railed against changing racist names and branding for certain football teams—particularly those named for Native Americans—claiming the teams' names came from "strength."
So the Republican National Committee's response director Steve Guest likely thought he'd best Democratic nominee Joe Biden when posting a picture of the former Vice President with his children, one of whom is wearing a Redskins hat while the family apparently watches a game.
Guest asked Biden if he was "still a Redskins fan".
Guest went on to tweet:
"To the libs in my mentions, odds are this is a photo of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's crack smoking son who was administratively discharged from the Navy for testing positive for cocaine and who has abused his dad's elected position to get rich off the Chinese Communist Party."
The photo was taken just a couple of years after Biden's wife and daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972. Biden's oldest son, Beau, died in 2015.
Guest appears to have taken the photo from a Father's Day post Biden sent last month.
Hunter Biden has been a favorite target of the Right since Trump's efforts to have him investigated by the Ukrainian government in exchange for military aid led to the President's impeachment.
People were astonished at the tone-deafness of Guest's now-deleted tweets.
Disgusting. There's nothing kind to say about @SteveGuest. This photo was taken a year or two after Joe Biden's wif… https://t.co/dF9geMWakF— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman)1594678970.0
Hey @SteveGuest, why did you delete this tweet you sent in an attempt to snark at Biden? Did someone tell you that… https://t.co/u7mSKGDzeM— *you're (@*you're)1594671018.0
There was once a Republican Party I could debate on taxes, size of government, & funding of education. Now, it’s be… https://t.co/neBRQUKvGa— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1594669694.0
@steveguest he was a kid who lost his mother and his sister and almost lost his own life. What you can't fathom is… https://t.co/1EEBTYPzhV— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1594671333.0
Respect & compassion—those are values I was raised on. So maybe I don’t understand how society fails someone so b… https://t.co/oJ6jTdvGYo— Naomi Biden (@Naomi Biden)1594677639.0
People wanted to know why Guest was so unapologetic in his opinion, yet deleted the tweets.
@SteveGuest Hi Steven, you deleted this, so I brought it back for u https://t.co/58mAWrEMY3— emergency party chihuahua (@emergency party chihuahua)1594688530.0
@SteveGuest Why’d you delete this tweet? https://t.co/W7u71R0Wgj— coffee_guy (@coffee_guy)1594694155.0
Guest has yet to apologize for the tweet.