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Paladino says controversial tweet was a mistake

Tweet said "Lynch @LorettaLynch"
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Posted at 9:54 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 21:56:33-04

Buffalo developer and Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino says a potentially racist tweet posted from his account was a mistake.

The now deleted tweet in question was posted to Paladino's account Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. It read, "Lynch @LorettaLynch let a Grand Jury decide."

The tweet was in reference to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's recent airport meeting with former President Bill Clinton that happened just before FBI Director James Comey recommended no charges be brought against Democratic Presumptive Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton for her e-mail controversy.

The tweet was apparently sent by a Paladino staff member and was taken down shortly after it was posted.

Paladino released the following statement on the incident:

"It was well intended, we are new to tweeting and my assistant made a mistake trying to direct it to Lynch."