An Alabama woman is looking for a new job after she reportedly made racist Facebook comments about President Barack Obama on her Facebook page.
June Pridmore, the former senior vice president of loan operations at Regions Bank, lost her job after a Facebook page labeled her “racist of the week” after picking up a comment she made about President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump.
“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,” Pridmore wrote, according to a transcription of her grammatically challenged Facebook rant published by AL.com.
“They have sponged the US of money flying to every single location in which they could vacation, taking the Grandmother with them. ….Oh yes, and let us NOT forget they flew the family dog on a SEPARATE plane. If any idiot out there thinks that is justified, you deserved him as president.”
Pridmore really let the racially tinged dialogue fly when she praised President-elect Donald Trump as being so rich that he could buy the president and the first lady “several times over.”
The President of the United States and his wife are both African-Americans. For centuries African-Americans were bought and sold and made to work as slaves. By invoking this image of the president and the first lady, Pridmore raised some eyebrows.
“I prefer a man who can buy Michele (sic) and Barack and sell them several times over,” she wrote.
When contacted by AL.com, Regions Bank said that Pridmore was no longer with the company.
“We appreciate the concerns shared about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate’s personal Facebook account,” they explained.
“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.”
Pridmore is hardly the first person to get fired or voluntarily leave a company after saying something racist about the first couple.
In June, a Michigan mortgage loan officer was let go after calling the first lady a “black bitch.”