A New York school board this week announced that it had replaced board member Carl Paladino, a former gubernatorial candidate and adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, after he called for Barack and Michelle Obama to die of mad cow disease.
The Buffalo News reported that Paladino’s seat on the Buffalo Board of Education was being filled by 43-year-old pediatric psychologist Catherine Flanagan-Priore.
A judge on Monday rejected Paladino’s plea for a restraining order to block the replacement.
Paladino was removed from his seat last week after emails revealed that he had wished that the Obamas would die a horrible death in 2017.
“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a cow,” Paladino suggested, adding that the former president should be buried in a cow pasture.
As for Michelle Obama, the former gubernatorial candidate hoped she would also “go away.”
“I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,” he quipped.
Paladino later insisted that his remarks had “nothing to do with race.”