Patrick Rushing is mayor Airway Heights, Washington. He has said some questionable things about the President and the First Lady. Rushing likened the Obamas to monkeys, an old racist trope, before suggesting they should be hanged. He then refused to resign because that would prove he’s racist. Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“The mayor of a small city in Washington reportedly admitted that he called President Barack Obama “monkey man” and first lady Michelle Obama “gorilla face,” but says he will not resign over the racist comments.