Carl Paladino, a western New York builder, one-time Republican candidate for governor of New York and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, came under fire on Friday for racially offensive comments made about President Obama and the first lady. During the interview, Mr. Paladino said they should be “let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe,” and anyone that doesn’t agree can essentially “go fuck themselves.” Epic.
The Libertarian Republic reported:
A former GOP gubernatorial candidate in New York isn’t backing down from his expressed hope that President Barack Obama will die while his wife Michelle “return[s] to being a male” and goes off to live with wild gorillas.
Carl Paladino launched a failed bid for New York governor in 2010, and more recently has been an ally of president-elect Donald Trump. And now, he’s made people upset thanks to an interview he gave to the publication ArtVoice, in which he said his biggest wishes for 2017 are for Obama to die and his wife to go back to “Zimbabwe.”
When asked what he would “most like to see happen” in 2017, Paladino replied as follows:
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.
When asked whom he would “like to see go away” in the coming year, Paladino gave this response:
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.
Paladino’s interview responses sparked an immediate outcry, with many calling it racist, but he isn’t backing down in the slightest. In a statement given to The Buffalo News Friday morning, Paladino literally told his critics to “go fuck themselves.”
In another lengthy statement released Friday afternoon, Paladino was similarly defiant.
“It has nothing to do with race,” he said. “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.”
Paladino blasted Barack Obama as a “yellow-bellied coward” for his handling of Syria, and said he wanted mass Muslim migration into the United States for the cynical purpose of increasing Democratic vote totals.
“Merry Christmas and tough luck if you don’t like my answer,” he added at the end.