March 15, 2017: Sid Bowdidge has been fired as an Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. Bodwidge was fired after he sent out a controversial tweet on Twitter in which he used derogatory language directed at Muslims. Bowdidge, 60, is a massage therapist and a former Donald Trump campaign operative with a history of making disparaging remarks about Muslims on Twitter. An Energy Department Spokesman confirmed that Bowdidge’s employment at the department ended on Friday, March 10, 2017. According to two department employees, who asked to remain anonymous, Bowdidge, started working at the department after President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. An internal department database identified the New Hampshire Trump campaign worker as “assistant to the secretary,” a nebulous title given to political appointees at varied levels of responsibility.