Donald Trump’s former New York co-chairman Carl Paladino slithered out of the feces ridden hole he was spawned from to deliver one of the most reprehensible, vile and racist remarks towards President Obama and his wife we’ve heard so far.
The Buffalo real estate developer was speaking to New York arts publication Artvoice where he stated his wish for the president to die in 2017, and for Michelle to “return to being a male” and “let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe” where she can live with a gorilla.
Artvoice asked Paladino what he would most like to happen in 2017, and the response was as follows:
Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to [senior White House adviser] Valerie Jarrett, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her being a nice person and decapitated her.
When he was asked what he “would you like to see go in 2017?” Paladino then went for the First Lady:
“Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortable in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
Apparently completely unashamed of his mind boggling racism, sexism and all round assholishness, Paladino doubled down on his attack, telling Buffalo News that he meant exactly what he said. “Of course I did,” he answered when asked whether his words were reported accurately. “Tell them all to go fuck themselves.”
Paladino clearly believes his stature as a greedy, rich, white man entitles him to say whatever he wants now that Donald Trump is president, and he appears to be relishing the opportunity to let the world see how his nasty little mind works.
Trump will no doubt escape from this unscathed given the media has given him a free pass for, well, pretty much everything, but those of us who still believe in common decency should remind Americans that this is exactly the type of person the new president has allied himself with. The double standards here are astonishing. When President Obama ran for the White House in 2008, the media raked him over the coals because he once sat in the same room as a man who was part of a radical leftist group in the 1960’s. And because Hillary Clinton sent some emails from a private server, the media saw fit to compare her with someone like Donald Trump — who is good pals with racist monsters who liken the first African American First Lady to a gorilla.
This is why we can never accept any of this as normal. Ever.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.