BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The co-chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s New York presidential campaign who publicly insulted Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife is being asked to resign from a local school board.
FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, Carl Paladino speaks to members of the media at Trump Tower in New York. The wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump’s state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 23, 3016, that he told a New York alternative newspaper he hoped President Barack Obama would die from mad cow disease and that the first lady would “return to being a male.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Millionaire developer Carl Paladino told a Buffalo alternative newspaper last week he wanted to see Obama dead of mad cow disease and Michelle Obama living with a gorilla in Africa. He now says the comments weren’t meant for publication but were nevertheless “inappropriate.”
Paladino will be the subject of a resolution at a special meeting Thursday of the Buffalo school board that calls for his immediate resignation. The resolution gives Paladino 24 hours to resign or face the board’s effort to have the state education commissioner remove him. Paladino has said he doesn’t plan to attend the meeting.