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The Bobster
12-23-2016, 04:58 PM

Top Trump ally wishes Obama would die of mad cow disease
By Yaron Steinbuch
December 23, 2016 | 6:27pm

Carl Paladino Getty Images

A top New York ally of Donald Trump put his foot in his mouth Friday when asked for his wishes for the new year – saying he’d like President Obama to die of mad cow disease and for Michelle Obama to live with an ape in an African cave. :p

Alternative weekly Artvoice asked developer Carl Paladino, a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, and 42 other locals for ther 2017 wish lists, The Buffalo News reported.

“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Hereford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarrett, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a jihadi cellmate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,” he rambled, referring to the senior adviser to the president.

When asked who he’d most like to see go in 2017, he replied: “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.” :D

Paladino, who was rebuffed this week when he asked the school board to replace pictures of the president with the president-elect, acknowledged to The Buffalo News that he made the inflammatory comments.

“Of course I did :p,” he said Friday morning. “Tell them all to go f— themselves,” he said. “Tell that Rod Watson I made that comment just for him,” he added, referring to one of the paper’s black editors who is also a columnist.

The co-chairman of Trump’s New York campaign said he made the statements because of what he considered Obama’s ineffective response to the crisis in Aleppo.

He called Obama the worst president in US history and assailed him for “putting criminals back on the streets.”

“Yeah, I’m not politically correct,” he continued. “They asked what I want and I told them.”

Gov. Cuomo slammed Paladino for his offensive statements, caliing them “racist, ugly and reprehensible.” :rolleyes:

“Paladino has a long history of racist and incendiary comments. 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,” the governor said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Many residents also lambasted him and renewed a call for him to step down from the board.

“I think it’s shocking and distressing that someone who plays such a vital role in the education of our young people in the city, in a district that has such a large minority population, that he would say something so blatantly racist in print,” Shira Klaiman, a parent :rolleyes:, told The Buffalo News.

“What I don’t want is for this to become normal,” she added. “That can happen if we don’t stand up and say ‘No, this isn’t OK.’ “

The Bobster
12-26-2016, 08:38 AM

Billionaire’s son does damage control after dad’s racist remarks
By Yoav Gonen
December 25, 2016 | 3:50pm | Updated

The son of upstate billionaire Carl Paladino was forced over the weekend to try to distance himself — and the family’s real-estate firm — from his dad’s racist statements against President Obama and his wife Michelle.

William Paladino, the CEO of Ellicott Development Company in Buffalo, wrote on Facebook that his father’s comments were “not a reflection of the beliefs and principles” of the firm. :rolleyes:

“We do not condone the statements made about the President of the United States and his wife. They were disrespectful and absolutely unnecessary :rolleyes:,” William Paladino wrote late Saturday.

“Carl has not been involved in the day-to-day operations of Ellicott Development Company for many years now, and his comments and statements are his alone.”

The elder Paladino founded the real estate company in 1973 but is still listed as its chairman.

On Friday, his comments to an alternative weekly — wishing for Obama to die of mad-cow disease in 2017 and for Michelle to go hang out with a gorilla in Africa :p — drew condemnation from a host of elected officials, including from President-elect Donald Trump’s team.

Paladino had served as a co-chair of Trump’s New York campaign and recently met with the president-elect at Trump Tower.

A message left for William Paladino on Sunday wasn’t immediately returned.

But Carl Paladino told The Post on Sunday that his son “did the right thing” by posting to Facebook.

“There is no reason for the company and its 550 employees to suffer from my politic, especially with the hate spewed by the activists who are devoid of any understanding of our history, our government and our constitution,” Carl Paladino wrote in an e-mail. “My son is a non-political CEO of a responsible company. He did the right thing. He’s not the story. I am.”