The mayor of Clay also was strongly criticized for commenting in approval of the post.
Pamela Ramsey Taylor, an employee of the Clay Development Corporation, referred to the first lady as an "ape in heels" in the Facebook post.
Taylor has since deleted her post and replaced it with an apology, which she went back and edited to make it "more direct and clear, and in a hope to make it less inflammatory," she told WSAZ.
UPDATED STORY - Pamela Ramsey Taylor removed from position in Clay County after social media outrage. https://t.co/mZt5M44ODR— Ali Schmitz (@SchmitzMedia) November 14, 2016
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling commented on the post soon after, saying, "Just made my day Pam."