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Paul Ryan challenger's Twitter account suspended following controversial tweets

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MADISON, Wis. - Republican challenger Paul Nehlen's twitter account was suspended Sunday following a series of controversial tweets regarding Meghan Markle.

Nehlen posted the original tweet Friday which featured a picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

However, in the tweet, Nehlen replaced Markle's face with a photo of Cheddar Man, an ancient man rendered from the DNA of a fossil found in the village of Cheddar in southwest England.

The tweet drew attention, to which Nehlen responded Sunday morning.

"Publishing an article *disappearing whites* or *dispossessing whites* of their homelands is wrong; made worse when claiming “science” to “prove” whites never existed. I made a joke of it. It's not a laughing matter, so I chose to laugh about it," Nehlen said in the tweet.

Nehlen's twitter account was suspended.

The far-right activist hopes to challenge Paul Ryan for his congressional seat.

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