Washington Mayor Calls Pres. Obama “Monkey Man” and Mrs. Obama “Gorilla Face Michelle”

The comment in full that was found on Mayor Patrick Rushing’s Facebook page (can’t find) read:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL.”

Mayor Rushing laughs.

Mayor Rushing laughing.

The latest witch hunt and social media shaming event in the news involves Patrick Rushing, the mayor of tiny Airway Heights, Washington, who referred to the president’s wife on his Facebook as “Gorilla Face Michelle” — his politically incorrect remark inciting racial ire against him and now a Facebook campaign to remove him has appeared, along with a Change.org petition. He refuses to resign, despite a 5-1 vote to get rid of him.  “I made a mistake. I owned up to my mistake,” Rushing said. “If I do resign that’s admitting I’m a racist and I’m not.”  See screencaps of his previous racist posts.

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