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Mayfield employee disciplined for posting Trump cartoon on city’s account

Update:

A Statement from Mayor Kathy O’Nan :On the morning of July 10, 2020, it came to my attention that a political cartoon...

Posted by City of Mayfield, Kentucky - City Hall on Friday, July 10, 2020

MAYFIELD, KY (WSIL) -- The City of Mayfield took to Facebook to apologize after someone at the city posted a political cartoon which attracted a lot of attention and rebuke from the community online.

The cartoon showed Abraham Lincoln with his knee on the neck of President Donald Trump the same way George Floyd was held down by a Minneapolis police officer in May. The fallout from that incident sparked nationwide protests some of which came to this region.

The post was placed on the City's Facebook page Friday and soon deleted after an outcry.

Another Facebook post from the city stated "That cartoon in no way reflects the opinion of the City of Mayfield. We are working to make sure that this does not happen again," it read in part.

The post said, "at this time we do not know how it appeared in the city page."

News 3 reached out to City Clerk and the Mayor for comment and our calls were not returned.

The post that is causing much discussion has been deleted, and at this time we do not know how it appeared in the City...

Posted by City of Mayfield, Kentucky - City Hall on Friday, July 10, 2020

The post came with dozens of comments from people who had differing views on the matter.

Stacie Keller posted, "Wow! This is disgraceful!"

Jessica Thomas speculated, "Sounds like someone accidentaly posted a personal post with their own beliefs to the city hall account."

Taga Jones wanted action, "I feel like we should know who did that and are they fired."

LeeAnn Henry said, "I think it's funny. It will do on my page!"

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