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Buffalo School Board Seeks to Remove Trump Supporter

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A school board in upstate New York has voted to hire a law firm in an effort to remove a Donald Trump supporter for the board member's racist comments about President Barack Obama and his wife.

The Buffalo school board voted during a special meeting last week to hire a lawyer to petition the state education department to remove board member Carl Paladino.

Paladino, a wealthy developer who co-chaired Trump's presidential campaign in New York, has said he won't resign. He wasn't at the meeting.

Last month, the 70-year-old former New York gubernatorial candidate told a Buffalo alternative newspaper that he wanted the president to die of mad cow disease and first lady Michelle Obama to "return to being a male." Paladino said the comments weren't meant for publication, but he acknowledged they were "inappropriate."

Vol. 36, Issue 17, Page 4

Published in Print: January 11, 2017, as Buffalo School Board Seeks to Remove Trump Supporter
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