A Pennsylvania mayor says he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” amid calls for his resignation after he posted numerous racist messages on Facebook, including a photo comparing the Obama family to monkeys.
West York Mayor Charles Wasko, who was elected in 2013, posted a photo this summer showing a wheelbarrow full of baby orangutans and the caption, “Aww… moving day at the Whitehouse [sic] has finally arrived.” Mr. Wasko also added his own message, writing, “Not soon enough!”
The mayor has not yet deleted the image.
Another post that has since been deleted suggested President Obama should be hanged with a noose, The York Dispatch reported. Another still active post featured a fictional black person explaining that socialism is “when the white folks work every day so we can get all our governmental entitlement stuff for free.”
Another post in February showed a smiling chimpanzee with the now-deleted comment, “Most think it is Obama’s picture……sorry its Moochelles baby photo,” The York Dispatch reported.