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A county chairwoman of Donald Trump’s campaign in Ohio resigned on Thursday following comments suggesting President Obama is to blame for racism. 

Trump’s Ohio state director, Bob Paduchik, said in a statement that county chairmen are “volunteers” and “not spokespeople for the campaign.”
 
{mosads}He said he accepted the resignation of Kathy Miller, who has been organizing Trump’s campaign in Mahoning County, following her “inappropriate comments.”
 
Miller also released a statement apologizing for her “inappropriate” comments and reiterating that she was not speaking on behalf of the campaign.
 
Miller’s remarks to The Guardian quickly gained national attention Thursday, coming as the GOP presidential nominee has in recent weeks tried to court African-American voters.
 
“I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this,” Miller had said in the interview.

“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault,” she also said. “You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you.”

Mahoning County is the 10th-largest county by population in the battleground state of Ohio, where recent polls have shown Trump slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton.
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