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When asked by the New York Times why he wanted to see the first lady live with a gorilla, Carl Paladino replied: "What's wrong with that?"
The disrespect of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama continues as former Republican candidate for Governor of New York and Trump surrogate Carl Paladino made offensive remarks about the First Family to a Buffalo newspaper.
Paladino was reportedly asked about his hopes for 2017. In response, Paladino said “ 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.”
Of the First Lady, he said he hopes “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.”
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His comments were condemned by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz called for his resignation from the Buffalo School Board.
Paladino served as the co-chairman of President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign.
Trump hasn’t commented on the controversy, though a spokesperson for his campaign called the comments “absolutely reprehensible.”
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