The former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party this week used his Twitter account to post anti-trans slurs, including that trans people “should all be put in a camp”, because they are “sick freaks”.

The account of Todd Kincannon, the former GOP South Carolina leader, responded to trans activist Kat Haché, who had replied to one of his other tweets on a different topic.

Using transphobic slurs, and name calling, Kincannon also went on to say that he thought trans people “should all be put in a camp”, because they are all “disgusting freaks”.

He later claimed that he was attempting to open a debate on the issue.

The Republican Party in South Carolina has in the past distanced itself from Kincannon, saying that he only served as leader for three months.

Below is a selection of tweets from Kincannon in his latest tirade.