For those of us from New York State we know Paladino as the small, vile, foul mouthed, angry, racist, homophobe who hates immigrants and disrespects women and ran for Governor in 2010.
Well, at no one's request, Carl Paladino slithered out of his hole again to embarrass himself and all of New York by making unbelievably racist and sexist comments about first lady Michelle Obama and wishing death through bestiality upon President Obama.
In the interview with ArtVoice published Friday, Paladino was asked "What would you most like to happen in 2017"and "What would you like to see go away in 2017" .
Paladino's answer for what he would "most like to happen in 2017" was...
“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,”
When asked what he would like to see "go away in 2017" Paladino said...
“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford [sic]. He 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 mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,”
When confronted with his vile, ugly, racist comments Paladino released a statement to reporters through a representative saying that his comments had nothing to do with race...
“It has nothing to do with race. That’s the typical stance of the press when they can’t otherwise defend the acts of the person being attacked. It’s about 2 progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years,” he then referred to President Obama as a "lazy ass president"
Andrew Cuomo, who defeated Paladino in the 2010 to become New York's Governor, said of the interview that Paladino had embarrassed all New Yorkers...
“While most New Yorkers know Mr. Paladino is not to be taken seriously, as his erratic behavior defies any rational analysis and he has no credibility, his words are still jarring. His remarks do not reflect the sentiments or opinions of any real New Yorker and he has embarrassed the good people of the state with his latest hate-filled rage,”
The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization where Paladino is now a member, held a news conference Friday calling on Paladino to step down from the Buffalo school board.
The comments in New York came about a month after two officials in West Virginia sparked controversy over a Facebook post that called Michelle Obama an “Ape in heels.”
Paladino also has said he is considering another run for governor in 2018.
* UPDATE: A statment on the interview was released by Trump spokeswoman Jessica Ditto saying...
"Carl's comments are absolutely reprehensible, and they serve no place in our public discourse,"
Funny, that condemnation could easily have applied to any hundred things Donald Trump has said since he started his run for president.