Carl Paladino, who served as the co-chairman of Donald Trump’s New York campaign, wrote a wish list of what he’d like for the New Year. He wished death and beastiality upon President Obama and wanted the First Lady to be ‘let loose’ in Africa to live with a gorilla. Paladino also serves as a Buffalo School Board member and people have been calling for him to resign over his racist attack on the Obamas.
“I was wired up, primed to be human and make a mistake,” he wrote in a statement obtained by WBEN. “I could not have made a worse choice in the words I used to express my feelings.”
And that’s where he should have stopped but unfortunately, he didn’t:
Even as Paladino apologized for hurting “the minority community” with his racist remarks, he took shots at the “attacking parasites,” “vanquished progressive haters,” and “mean spirited disoriented press [sic]” who took issue with his comments. He also called Obama a “yellow-bellied coward” and “lazy ass president.”
“I certainly am not a racist,” he insisted, then stated, “No, I’m not leaving the school board.” He said he made a mistake then he blamed the media.
Paladino also said the survey answers were accidentally sent to Artvoice.
“I filled out the survey to send to a couple friends and forwarded it to them not realizing that I didn’t hit ‘forward’ I hit ‘reply,’” he said. “All men make mistakes.” In other words, he didn’t mean to get caught being a racist.
In the survey, Paladino wrote that he hopes “Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford.”
He added that he wishes “[Obama] dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret [sic], who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [sic] cell mate [sic] mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.”
As for Mrs. Obama, he said he would “like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
Yes, you are a racist, Mr. Paladino. Put your big boy pants on and own your words instead of attacking the media for reporting it.
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