Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino issuing a statement last night saying he won't resign

12.28.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The developer said he's not a racist. He did admit, however, that his recent comments about President Obama were a mistake.

Paladino said last week "He hoped the president would die from Mad Cow Disease."

The Co-chairman of the Trump campaign in New York says he didn't intend for those comments to go public.

A petition requesting the state education commissioner to remove Paladino from the Buffalo School Board now has 13,000 signatures.
One member with the state School Board's Association says a local board does have the power to remove an existing member.

The Buffalo School Board president has scheduled a special meeting for tomorrow to talk about Paladino's recent remarks.