Trump ally sparks outrage for offensive barbs aimed at Obamas

American businessman Carl Paladino speaks to the media meetings with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New YorkA Donald Trump ally has ignited widespread outrage after wishing for US President Barack Obama’s death and making racially charged comments about the first lady. Carl Paladino — a businessman who served as a co-chairman of the president-elect’s New York State election campaign — made the incendiary jabs in a year-end feature published on Friday in Artvoice, a weekly newspaper in upstate New York. Paladino’s remarks quickly spurred angry reaction on social media and drew the ire of elected officials.

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