Mayor resigns after replying to Facebook post calling Michelle Obama 'ape in heels'

A West Virginia mayor has resigned after coming under fire for commenting on a Facebook post that referred to first lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels."

After the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, director of the Clay County Development Corp., reportedly posted a status that said, "It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels."

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The Associated Press reports that Beverly Whaling, the mayor of Clay, commented, "Just made my day Pam."

The post was quickly deleted, but not before at least one user managed to capture a screenshot. According to ABC, the post was shared hundreds of times before it disappeared.

A petition to fire both women soon circulated.

According to the AP, Whaling resigned Tuesday, and the Clay City Council vowed to pick a replacement soon. Taylor has been placed on leave, the AP reports.

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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

It looks like Beverly Whaling's political career is over.

Posted by New York Daily News on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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