Carl Paladino’s remarks drew public ire immediately. Now, the New York co-chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign half-apologized for controversial remarks he made about the First Family.
And the critics piled on.
First, St. Bonaventure University, Paladino‘s alma mater, called Paladino’s words “reprehensible and in complete contradiction to the values of St. Bonaventure University.”
“It is true that a university is a place that encourages political discourse, but a civil discourse that, as Lincoln said, speaks to ‘the better angels of our nature’. Such racist and demeaning comments have no place in civil society. As in the America we all love, so too at St. Bonaventure – we’re better than that.”
Accordingly, the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization called for Paladino to resign from the Buffalo school board. Democrats demanded the same.
Even Paladino’s son called his father out. On his company’s Facebook page, he called his father’s remarks “disrespectful and absolutely unnecessary.”
Making matters worse? Instead of a outright apology for his words, he doubled down. He said his words did not relate to race. Plus, Paladino called the remarks mere humor; he showed no remorse over his words.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Paladino has been making racist and controversial comments for a long time. Cuomo described the Carl Paladino’s remarks as erratic and irrational. He found the disparaging remarks concerning.
Art Voice asked several prominent Buffalo figures the questions. These were the most relevant.
1) What would you most like to happen in 2017?
2) What would you like to see go away in 2017?
Paladino’s response to the first two questions caused the public ire.
1. 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.
2. 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.
Carl Paladino’s Remarks and an Apology
Furthermore, Carl Paladino’s remarks covered Hillary Clinton‘s election loss. He said the First Lady and President realized no one would defend “the little, if any, legacy [Obama] had”. Paladino believes the First Lady should leave the country.
The former gubernatorial candidate said his comments came after hearing President Obama‘s statements about Aleppo. ArtVoice’s survey gave him a chance to express his anger about Obama. Interestingly, he aimed to say something as hurtful as possible. Nevertheless, Paladino said he did not aim to harm minorities or their communities. He wanted only to help minorities escape inner city poverty.
Plus, he lashed out at his critics including ‘progressive activist progressives’ and the media. Both, he said, lost all credibility with the public.
Finally, Paladino is a Buffalo real estate developer and Buffalo School Board member. He became the Republican candidate for governor in 2010. Ultimately, he lost the election. Carl Paladino plans to run for New York governor in 2018.
Source: USA Today