By: Jack Newtown
New York Real Estate developer and President-elect Donald J Trump’s associate Carl Paladino has caused a firestorm with his incendiary comments towards President Barack Hussien Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. USA TODAY reports Paladino made racial statements towards the first lady Michelle Obama from a publication in Buffalo, NY called Artvoice. Here is his statement towards 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 comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
Paladion deny’s his statement about the first lady was NOT racist. Paladion doubled down and responded to the media questioning his racist statements.
It has nothing to do with race. That’s the typical stance of the press when they can’t otherwise defend the acts of the person being attacked.
Mr. Paladion, sir you’re statements were and are racist. You should be called out for your bigotry in referencing the first lady as a man. You went further to state she should move to Zimbabwe and mate with a gorilla in a cave. That’s like saying that Guineas are liars, thieves, mobsters, murders, rapist, child molesters by someone who is not of Italian heritage. That would offend the Italian community, righteously so.
You have a right to critique the Obama Administration, and have dislike for them, but don’t play the victim when you got caught using Klanlistic language. Remember, your Italian heritage has some BLACK in you. Does the word MOOR sound familiar, it should.
Mr. President-elect Trump, you sir must take responsibility for who you associate with. You must condemn, disavow, disassociate yourself from associates that can give you that RACIST label. Show America that you will not tolerate such racial behavior from those close to you. You are elected as a unifying leader, not divider. Prove to the naysayers who accuse you of being a racist that you are beyond race lines. Or, you will validate those who accuse you of comforting Klan Mentality behavior from your associates and SOME of your supporters. Walk the fine line Trump, or prepared to be tossed out.