The Buffalo School Board voted to demand Carl Paladino resign within 24 hours or they would ask the New York Commissioner of Education to remove him. Paladino was co-chair of the Trump campaign in New York.


The board was outraged by Paladino’s vile racist remarks directed at President Obama and his wife, published last week in a local journal.


“Words matter, Mr. Paladino,” said Barbara Seals Nevergold, the president of the board.
The words in question came in response to a survey about hopes for 2017, sent to members of the Buffalo community by Artvoice, a local weekly newspaper.
In it, Mr. Paladino said he wished Mr. Obama would die of mad cow disease. He also wished Ms. Obama would “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.” Mr. Paladino, a wealthy builder and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, ran for governor in 2010 as the Republican nominee.