An Alabama bank employee is out of a job after openly criticizing the Obamas on a social media.
June Pridmore, worked for Regions Bank as a senior vice president of loan operations since 2008 according to her linkedin account, however she is no longer with the company, according to the bank.
Pridmore, went after the outgoing President by referring to him as “Barrack Socialist Muslim O’bama”. She then went on to praise President elect Donald Trump saying “He has a beautiful wife, unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White house now.”, and in what some say is in recognition of Trumps financial success and others have claimed as racist: “I prefer a man who can buy Michelle and Barrack and sell them several times over.”
The bank employee posted the comments on her personal Facebook profile.
Regions Bank, the nation’s 18th largest bank, said it launched an investigation before terminating Pridmore.
A bank spokesperson released a statement to AL.com on Wednesday: “”We appreciate the concerns shared about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate’s personal Facebook account. 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 has since deleted her social media profiles.
This is not the first time criticism of the Obama’s has caused someone to lose their job, just this past October a teachers aide was fired after comparingMichelle Obama to a gorilla on social media. In June a loan officer called Michelle ugly causing her termination and in 2014 an openly gay Univision host who compared Michelle Obama to characters in the movie “Planet of the Apes” alleged that he was fired after the network received a complaint from the White House.