Trump NY Campaign Chair Carl Paladino Wishes Death on Obama, Calls First Lady a Male

“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,” Paladino says of Michelle Obama

Last Updated: December 23, 2016 @ 2:12 PM

All Carl Paladino wants for Christmas is for President Obama to die. Oh, and he wants Michelle Obama to return to life as a male who lives with a gorilla. Seriously.

The Buffalo developer and political activist who co-chaired Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in New York told local newspaper Artvoice what he wanted for Christmas.

“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford [cow, sic]. 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 [again, sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,” Paladino said.

He was then asked, “What would you most like to see go in 2017?”

“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,” Paladino wrote.

The Buffalo News reached out to the Trump surrogate to confirm whether he actually made the remarks.

“Of course I did,” Paladino told the paper on Friday morning. “Tell them all to go f— themselves.”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to condemn the remarks.

Paladino told the Buffalo News that he made the statements because of Obama’s response to the crisis in Aleppo. He also called Obama the worst president in history and criticized him for “putting criminals back on the streets.”

“Yeah, I’m not politically correct,” he told the paper. “They asked what I want and I told them.”

A representative for Donald Trump did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Paladino’s comments have drawn a torrent of Twitter backlash: