Ducey, who was elected in 2014, told one person he didn’t want to “acknowledge the bigotry thereby giving the commenter the power he was seeking.”
He told another person: “I just tried to diffuse things and focus his anger at me. … I’ve done pretty well for six years but this is a learning experience,” he wrote to another person.
In an email to The Post, Ducey apologized for “any hurt I caused but [sic] not being careful with what I said.”
The word “them” in his tweet was in reference to park security, not Jewish people, he said.
“I knew no call would be made because there was no problem that he could report…,” Ducey wrote. “I have learned to be more careful with social media and I am taking the advice of some of my critics and not responding at all to such things in the future.”
The account @simms10471 appeared to have been deleted by Wednesday.