Donald Trump’s campaign co-chair Carl Paladino somehow secured membership on the Buffalo, New York School Board, which serves a diverse population.
You can only imagine how horrified the Board’s other members were when they read the sickeningly racist things that Paladino recently wrote about the Obamas, insinuating that Michelle was a gorilla and wishing that Barack got mad cow disease and died. The School Board took swift action.
During a hearing of the School Board, Paladino was removed as a member, and Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold let loose with a scathing takedown of Paladino and his racism. Said Nevergold, “Words matter, Mr. Paladino. Our president, the Commander in Chief of this nation for the last eight years, Mrs. Obama, our First Lady, and Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, special presidential council are all African-Americans. Among other things, they are accomplished, intelligent, beautiful people and that’s not just my opinion.”
She added, “The impact on children of color, especially African-American children is incalculable. How do we encourage them to use their God-given talents to soar, to reach for the stars, when a sitting board member responsible for their education demonstrates such contempt of their role models?” Concluded Barbara, channeling Paladino’s hero Donald Trump, “They would like me to tell you, ‘You’re fired.’” Are you happy that Carl Paladino suffered consequences for his disgusting, bigoted words? Watch below: