CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A local West Virginia official said she has been placed on leave after she made a racist post on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama.
Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Republican Donald Trump’s election as president, saying: “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.”
Taylor told WCHS-TV on Monday night that she was put on leave.
Clay’s town council planned to discuss the issue at a previously scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.