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School board to seek ouster of member who insulted Obamas

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM
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BUFFALO, New York (AP):

A majority of the members of the Buffalo school board is seeking the resignation of a board member and Donald Trump supporter who publicly insulted President Barack Obama and his wife.

Six of the nine members of the Board of Education planned to introduce a resolution at a special meeting that calls for Trump New York campaign co-chairman Carl Paladino to immediately resign from the board.

The resolution gives Paladino 24 hours to resign or face the board's effort to have the state education commissioner remove him. Paladino has said he does not plan to attend the meeting.

The millionaire developer and one-time Republican candidate for governor told a Buffalo alternative newspaper last week that he wanted to see Barack Obama dead of mad cow disease and Michelle Obama living with a gorilla in Africa.