Official suspended after racist Obama post to return to job

First lady Michelle Obama, right, with television and radio host Ryan Seacrest, read "Twas the Night Before Christmas," during a holiday event at Children's National hospital, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 in Washington. Mrs. Obama toured the facility, visited with patients and families, read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to children and participated in a broadcast with Seacrest. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — The director of a West Virginia nonprofit group who was placed on leave after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook plans to return to her job this month.

Clay County Development director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Trump’s election, saying: “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”

The Charleston-Gazette reports a letter from the agency’s acting director Leslie McGlothin to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services says Taylor is on suspension and scheduled to return to work Dec. 23.

The nonprofit provides services to elderly and low-income residents in Clay County. It is funded through state and federal grants and local fees.