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.
Carl Paladino made racist, ugly, reprehensible remarks about the President & First Lady. My wish this season is for unity.
Full statement pic.twitter.com/ZHgsrHmHbp
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 23, 2016
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:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 23, 2016
— 7 Eyewitness News (@WKBW) December 23, 2016
— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 23, 2016
— Joshua Bach (@bachjt) December 23, 2016
.@SBURugby Will you speak up to protest of the vile and racist remarks by Trump campaign manger &91 alumnus of the yr, Carl Paladino?
— Neil (@NPSusa) December 23, 2016
Here's why Carl Paladino feels empowered to say what he says, because the Buffalo area is filled with people like him.
— John Gorman (@ThisIsGorman) December 23, 2016
Racist Carl Paladino news always makes me nostalgic for my @wnymedia days…
— Bernard Lomax (@BernieLomaxCEO) December 23, 2016
Carl Paladino…wishing you heart attacks & falls down stairs for Christmas. No one will miss you. pic.twitter.com/kEnVyLZXOV
— Fall of Rome 2.0 (@Chewwie7) December 23, 2016
Carl Paladino – the less moral, less healthy Wormtongue. pic.twitter.com/eCSQBO7bmn
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 23, 2016
— jodikantor (@jodikantor) December 23, 2016
What no one mentions in their "OMG Carl Paladino is so nakedly racist" stories is that he was the GOP nom for NYS gov just 6 yrs ago. Yeah.
— phillip anderson (@phillipanderson) December 23, 2016
All I want for Christmas is a deportation order for@CarlPaladino
— Ajay Chand (@AjayCnyc) December 23, 2016
In next election, @CarlPaladino would probably lose to Pizza Rat.
— Mr Boombastic (@maxbsawicky) December 23, 2016
Carl Paladino has an ugly heart.
— LucindaLC (@LucindaLC) December 23, 2016
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 23, 2016