Carl Paladino, an adviser to United States President-elect, Donald Trump was asked by Artvoice, a weekly magazine, what he would like happen in 2017 and he responded by saying ” Obama catches mad cow disease”. Asked by the same magazine what he would most like to see go in 2017, he responded “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 Maxine, the gorilla.”
Paledino told The Washington Post, that he doesn’t think “Mr. Trump particularly cares what I have to say”. The hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign was incendiary remarks. Therefore, it’s not surprising that his team kept mute after this racist remarks by one of his advisers.
Bigotry seems to be on the rise in the United States and sadly it doesn’t outrage some Americans. Just last month, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who runs a local non-profit group in Clay County, referred to the First Lady, Michelle Obama as “a Ape in heels”.