MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Superior, Wisconsin is facing fierce backlash after he called President Barack Obama a Muslim.
Protesters packed Superior City Hall on Monday to demand an apology and his resignation.READ MORE: 'Don't Look At Me': Armed Robber Casually Walks Into Minneapolis Home In Broad Daylight
Last week, Mayor Bruce Hagen also said Obama is destroying the U.S. democracy.
The controversial comments drew international attention. Many people from outside the community joined Superior residents on Monday in protest.READ MORE: Spartans Beat Gophers 75-67 In Big 10 Opener
“What truly hurts, Mr. Hagen, is not once in the days following your initial comments, when you continued your denigration, not once did you stop and consider the ramifications for the members of this community,” Superior resident Kym Young said.
The mayor told local reporters that he is accepting responsibility for his comments.MORE NEWS: Jazz Shoot Past Wolves 136-104 For 5th Straight Win
He’s planning to meet with representatives of the local Muslim community when he returns from his holiday vacation.