NBC Washington Deletes Tweet Saying That Virginia Dem Gov Ralph Northam ‘Put On His Own Black Face Mask’

Earlier, Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam provided updates on the state’s Coronavirus response during a 2 p.m. press briefing Monday afternoon. At one point he tried on a green face mask in order to give an example for residents. NBC Washington, in a now-deleted tweet, said that he “put on his own black face mask.”

They have since tweeted a correction that they “sincerely apologize” saying they made a “misjudgment”.

In February 2019, Big League Politics released a story where they published photos apparently from Northam’s yearbook at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, from which he graduated in 1984.

According to the reported page from the yearbook, Northam and a friend were photographed together, one in blackface, one in Klan robes.

Northam denied the claim but recalled darkening his skin in a Michael Jackson dance contest in 1984. He refused to resign.

A months-long investigation into the photo “could not conclusively determine” whether he was one of two people in the picture.

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