Trump ally Carl Paladino: I was ‘emotional’ when I wished Obama dead and insulted the first lady

Trump ally Carl Paladino: I was ‘emotional’ when I wished Obama dead and insulted the first ladyCarl Paladino, who co-chaired President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign in New York, issued a lengthy statement on Tuesday amid continuing uproar over racially offensive comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. In a press release, Paladino apologized to the “minority community” for his remarks, which appeared in a feature that was published in the Western New York weekly Artvoice on Dec. 23. Paladino blamed the comments on an “emotional” reaction to President Obama’s handling of the situation in Syria and accidentally hitting the wrong button in his email.

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