Trump’s team of Republican moguls are the most foul people.
Carl Paladino, a millionaire real estate developer and Donald Trump’s top NY official co-chair, allegedly told the Associated Press that he wished President Barak Obama would die from mad cow disease. He also added that he hoped the First Lady, Michelle Obama, would “return to being a male.”
Paladino, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010 as a Republican, made the comments in response to a survey by Artvoice , a Buffalo publication that asked local artists, performers and business owners for their New Year’s wish list, according to NBC New York.
When asked about his wish list for 2017, the unsuccessful political runner quickly answered– “Michelle Obama.”
The NY businessman, who has a reputation in New York political and business circles for speaking in an unfiltered manner reminiscent of President-elect Donald Trump told the newspaper:
“I’d like her [Michelle Obama] 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.”
Many politicians voiced their thoughts on this matter. For instance, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a democrat who defeated Paladino back in 2010, called the comments “racist, ugly and reprehensible.” He added that Mr. Paladino had a “long history” of making similar comments.
In an interview with The Buffalo News, the Republican was quickly defended himself–describing the comment about the Obamas as “old-style humor.” He also he berated editors there for focusing on what he had said.
Following that, Paladino released a statement responding to the uproar and circulated to reporters, repeatedly saying that his comments about the Obamas had “nothing to do with race,” but were about “two progressive elitists” and the “middle class, silent majority, rising up.”
He ended his statement with:
“Merry Christmas and tough luck if you don’t like my answer.”
The White House will be releasing a comment soon, but something tells me it won’t be a pleasant one–this Republican has gone off the rails with this disgusting statement.