CLAY -- The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are under scrutiny after a racist post about first lady Michelle Obama caused a backlash and prompted calls on social media for both women to be fired.
Clay County Development Corp director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Donald Trump's election as president.
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Her post said, "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."
The post, first reported by WSAZ-TV, was later deleted.
It was shared hundreds of times on social media.
A call to the Clay County Development Corp went unanswered and Whaling didn't immediately return a telephone message on Monday.
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