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Mayor of West Virginia town resigns after response to racist post about Michelle Obama, official says

Mayor of West Virginia town resigns after response to racist post about Michelle Obama, official says

The mayor of a West Virginia town resigned Tuesday amid fallout from a racist post on Facebook about First Lady Michelle Obama, an official said.

Joe Coleman, the town recorder in Clay, W.V., said that Mayor Beverly Whaling's resignation is effective immediately.

Whaling earlier apologized for her response to a post made by Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor after Republican Donald Trump's election as president. Taylor's 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."

Whaling responded: "Just made my day Pam."

Taylor told...

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