New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a blistering response to disturbing comments made by local Buffalo official, Trump New York campaign co-chair, and his own former gubernatorial rival Carl Paladino.
In a feature where ArtVoice asked Buffalo politicians about their wish list for 2017, Paladino’s response included his hope that President Obama catches mad cow and dies, and that First Lady Michelle Obama “return[ing] to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
Paladino confirmed that’s precisely what he said, and it didn’t take long for Cuomo to blast him for his “racist, ugly, reprehensible 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
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