Eric Reed, the trainer of Kentucky Derby long shot winner Wealthy Strike, appeared to sidestep ESPN’s questions on Wednesday a couple of demeaning tweet he allegedly wrote about Vice President Kamala Harris. (Watch the video below.)
Reed has been accused of constructing a sexist slur in a Twitter response to former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, the Latest York Post reported.
Gorka asked on social media in January, “So what exactly are Kamala’s qualifications?” To which an account that appears linked to Reed replied: “Heard she’s good on her knees!!”
In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Reed dodged questions on the tweet, neither confirming nor denying it was his.
“I haven’t seen anything about it,” Reed told the sports network’s John Barr.
“Haven’t been told about it. I don’t know what’s occurring on the market. I’m more concerned with Richie and what’s occurring with us, and this great horse, and the way much he’s helping everybody. So, there’s haters on the market, and that’s about how I’m gonna leave something like that.”
The “Eric Reed” account from which the tweet originated, @daddyrabbit1964, says it belongs to the “Owner of Mercury Equine Center,” which is Reed. It also notes the account holder is a “horse trainer” and “Reagan conservative.” It’s now set to non-public.
HuffPost didn’t immediately hear back from the equine center.