Trump campaign official Carl Paladino to be ousted after comparing Michelle Obama to an ape
Fourth Estate Staff
Buffalo, NY, United States (4E) – The Buffalo School Board just voted on Thursday to oust one of their members, a Donald Trump campaign official identified as Carl Paladino , after he compared First Lady Michelle Obama to an ape.
The racial attack on Obama was made last week and the Buffalo School Board President, Barbara Seals Nevergold , said in a statement, “Words matter, Mr. Paladino . The impact on children of color, especially African-American children is incalculable … They would like me to tell you, ‘You’re fired.'”
The vote was said to be 6-2. The two board members who did not support the resolution were Pattie Pierce and Larry Quinn. These two board members said that they wanted Paladino to apologize rather than be fired.
The resolution now called on Paladino to resign within 24 hours. If he fails to do so, the state will have to interfere via State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia . The resolution also referred to Paladino’s comments as unambiguously racist, morally repugnant, disrespectful, and inexcusable. The comment of Paladino was that Obama should be let loose in Africa so she could live with the apes. Aside from talking about Michelle, he also said that he hoped President Barack Obama would catch mad cow disease and that he should die before his trial and be buried in a cow pasture.
Residents of Buffalo also had a protest on Thursday at the Niagara Square then went to the special school board meeting at the City Hall.
Paladino reportedly tried to issue an apology earlier this week by saying that he never intended to hurt the minority community and noted that he is not a racist. He insisted that he will not be leaving the school board but he has no statement yet regarding the recently passed resolution.
In the past, Paladino was accused of bullying black women. He also emailed images showing a woman man engaged in intercourse with a horse.
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