Trump co-chair refuses to resign as demanded for racist comments
Carl Paladino won’t accept the verdict of the Buffalo school board that he should resign.
…Paladino last week told a Buffalo alternative newspaper he wanted to see the president dead of mad cow disease and the first lady living with a gorilla in Zimbabwe.
Having first said the comments had “nothing to do with race”, he also said they were examples of “old-style humour” intended “to wake people up … to get people’s attention”…
At a special meeting on Thursday, the Buffalo school board voted 6-2 for a resolution asking the state education commissioner to remove Paladino, the ninth member, if he did not resign within 24 hours. More than 70% of the district is non-white, according to the resolution…
Members of the audience stood up and cheered when the resolution was approved.
Paladino, who did not attend, has said he will not resign. On Wednesday he told a local radio station: “I’m the agent of change. I’m the guy that exposed the underbelly of their corrupt and dysfunctional school system, and they want me gone from the scene.”