Correction: The post previously labeled Bonzo as a monkey, when he is in fact a chimpanzee.
Linda Sorenson, chair of the Delta County, Colorado, Republican Party, posted a racist Facebook meme last week depicting President Obama as a chimp, according to Jason Salzman of the blog Big Media.
She reportedly told Salzman that she was only joking but doesn’t “care if people are offended by it.”
Delta County Republican Chair Linda Sorenson shared an image on her Facebook page last week depicting Ronald Reagan nursing a chimpanzee. The photo is sandwiched by the phrase, “I’ll be damned… Reagan used to babysit Obama.”
Sorenson told me in a very brief phone interview today that it was a joke.
“I really don’t care if people are offended by it,” she told me of the post, which was sent to me by a source. “Un-friend me. Stop looking at me on Facebook.”