The Buffalo School Board took the unusual step of passing a resolution demanding that their own member, Carl Paladino, resign over outrageous comments he sent to a publication about the Obamas.
The resolution passed 6-2 and made an ultimatum to the staunch Trump ally to resign within 24 hours or they would petition the state to have him removed from the position.
The controversial comments were emailed by Paladino to "ArtVoice" and are being excoriated as racist. One was in answer to the question, "What would you most like to happen in 2017?" Here's his answer:
Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.
Another was in answer to the question, "Who would you like to see go away in 2017?" His answer was:
Michelle Obama. I’d 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.
In response to the public furor that resulted, Paladino has said he is not racist and the comments were mistakenly sent to the publication, but didn't deny having written the responses.
Two board members voted against the measure, saying that they preferred Paladino apologize to students of the school district. Even the Trump campaign criticized the comments in a statement made to the New York Times: "Carl’s comments are absolutely reprehensible, and they serve no place in our public discourse."
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Maybe he should try claiming the Russians hacked his emails - that seems to be a popular excuse these days.