SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The mayor of a northern Wisconsin city is apologizing for his Facebook comments calling President Barack Obama a Muslim.
A letter from Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen appears in the Superior Telegram on Friday. In his letter, Hagen says his calling Obama a Muslim was “a poor choice of words in a moment of anger.”READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting In South Minneapolis
Local reports said Hagen also apologized to the Muslim community for “being insensitive.”
But the mayor continues to stand by his dislike of Obama’s policies.READ MORE: Woman Injured In South Minneapolis Shooting, Police Say
Hagen drew protests and calls for his resignation after he posted on Facebook that Obama is a Muslim who has “destroyed the fabric of democracy.”
Earlier, Hagen agreed to cut short his vacation and attend a community meal planned Saturday by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Saturday To Hit 87 Degrees In Metro, Temperatures Back Up To 90+ On Sunday
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