Puerto Rico Adviser Under Fire For Obama Tweet

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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker is facing calls to resign after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama that local politicians have labeled as racist.

    Heidi Wys sent the tweet shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama's birthday was coming up.

    Wys tweeted the following in response: "Who cares? Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!"

    Wys is adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez.

    On Tuesday, several legislators demanded that Wys step down.

    Wys, who is white, said in another tweet that she is not racist and that her favorite nieces are black, but that she does not support Obama.

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