In another story that liberals will cherry pick in order to smear tens of millions of Trump supporters as racists, a small town mayor was run out of office after posting positive feedback on a social media comment referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels”, an error in decorum that has became a rallying cry for anti-Trump insurgents.
The ill-advised Facebook comment by Mayor Beverly Whaling of Clay, West Virginia was pounced on by a media that went all-in for Hillary and is still wiping the egg of of it’s face a full week after the election. The ensuing firestorm has forced Whaling from office and sends a message to others that they had best be careful about sharing their views on social media lest they face a similar fate.
The Washington Post reports “‘Ape in heels’: W.Va. mayor resigns amid controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama”:
The mayor of this tiny West Virginia town has resigned amid a firestorm over racist comments about Michelle Obama, according to Clay officials.
Mayor Beverly Whaling, who had commented approvingly on a Facebook post comparing the first lady to an ape, turned in her letter of resignation Tuesday. Joe Coleman, the town recorder, said Whaling’s resignation was effective immediately.
The mayor’s resignation came one day after the director of a local, government-funded nonprofit was removed from her position over a Facebook post.
After Donald Trump’s election as president, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, director of the Clay County Development Corp., took to social media to comment on the upcoming shift from Obama to Melania Trump, writing: “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House.”
She added: “I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
NBC affiliate WSAZ reported that Whaling, the mayor, then replied, “Just made my day Pam.”
The comments were later deleted — as were both women’s Facebook pages, according to local reports — but images of Taylor’s post and the mayor’s response had already gone viral.
The New York Daily News was quick to make the inevitable linkage to President-Elect Donald Trump.
Liberal Daily News columnist Gersh Kuntsman writes “America has become the land of unfree and the home of depraved”:
Donald Trump’s campaign and election has unleashed a spasm of racism and hate crimes carried out in his name against his opponents — and the threat to all our freedoms is very real.
The violence and ugly rhetoric of the campaign are well documented, with even benign calls for unity being defaced in Trump’s name. But here’s what’s happening just this week:
— A Trump supporter punched a Trump opponent in a bar in Brooklyn.
— A West Virginia businesswoman was fired for posting this on Facebook about First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.” Another lady, who happened to be a local mayor, responded that her friend “just made my day.”
— A Georgia high school teacher and Muslim-American received a letter telling her to hang herself by her hijab because that kind of thing “isn’t allowed anymore.”
— A Queens woman, also in a hijab, says a white couple yelled at her to remove her religious head scarf because, the couple also argued, such faith isn’t allowed anymore.
Kuntsman conveniently leaves out the very relevant information that it is Trump supporters who are being beaten up by thugs and facing retaliation due to a climate of racial hatred whipped up by the media and Democrats, both of which are gleefully inciting riots and an insurrection against the President-Elect.
Originally published at Downtrend.com