June Pridmore, an Alabama woman with a senior-level position at Region Bank, got fired from her job after going on a racist Facebook rant.
According to AL.com, Pridmore expressed her excitement for Donald Trump’s win in a social media post that hinted at slavery and referred to President Barack Obama as a Muslim.
“I voted him in,” Pridmore wrote. “I like him. He has a beautiful wife unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White House now. Ms. Trump’s face would make Michele (sic) O’Bama (sic) a Sunday face.”
“I’m certainly glad [Trump] he has a lot of money because she he (sic) won’t be bought out like Barack (sic), socialist Muslim O’Bama (sic) or his wife or all those host of relatives they have in the whitehouse (sic) for US to support.”
Not only did Pridmore falsely claimed that the first family used a separate plane to fly their dogs on vacations with them and had family relatives living in the Whitehouse on taxpayer money.
“If any idiot out there thinks that is justified, you deserved him as president,” Pridmore wrote. “I prefer a man who can buy Michele (sic) and Barack and sell them several times over.”
The Facebook post was widely shared under the label “racist of the week,” which caused her employer to launch an investigation and terminate her.
“We appreciate the concerns shared about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate’s personal Facebook account,” said Jeremy King, a spokesman for the bank. “We want you to know that we share those concerns. Those comments do not reflect our values as a company or the way we do business. The associate is no longer an employee of the company.”