Paladino was one of three honorary co-chairs for Trump's New York campaign, introducing the candidate at campaign rallies across the state ahead of New York's April primary. He has remained in contact with Trump's transition team, becoming part of the parade of potential job-seekers who traveled to Trump Tower in Manhattan to meet with the president-elect earlier this month. As recently as Dec. 5, Paladino visited Trump Tower after the election. “We're friends,” Paladino told reporters afterward. “My meeting was good.” Sources- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-wants-obama-dead-of-mad-cow-disease-in-2017/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...adinos-gorilla-remark-spurs-outrage/95797478/ So far Trump and his staff have refused any comment.