George Floyd’s mural destruction could be a sign from God
- Donald Trump Jr. believes a destroyed George Floyd mural in Ohio could be a sign from God.
- “I mean, you must be wondering if … a higher power is telling us anything here?!?” he wrote.
- Don Jr. made the comments in a long caption on an Instagram post.
In a 131-word Instagram caption, Donald Trump Jr. speculated that the destruction of a George Floyd mural in Toledo, Ohio, could be a sign from God.
Witnesses and Toledo police say it was destroyed by lightning strike, say the local ABC subsidiary.
“It will drive some people crazy, but hey,” Don Jr. wrote in his Instagram caption. “I mean, you must be wondering if someone, like a Higher Power, is telling us anything here?!?”
The son of the former president tried to explain his theory by drawing inspiration from false idolatry.
“Obviously, what happened to George Floyd should never happen anywhere !!!” Don Jr. continued. “That said, objectively speaking, given his history, I’m not sure turning him into a deity and role model for our children is exactly the right idea either.”
Don Jr. has posted controversial statements on Instagram in the past.
Facebook-owned social media site withheld one of its April 2020 posts because it contained “partly false information” about Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer in agreement with the former president’s travel ban Donald Trump at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Insider’s Rachel Greenspan reported, Don Jr. has a habit of spreading misinformation on Instagram beyond its most common incendiary posts.
Some conservatives and pro-Trump figures with many followers have long speculated – without evidence – that the murder of Floyd by convicted Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was not a blatant act of police brutality, but rather a part of ‘some sort of conspiracy.
Fox News host Jesse Watters once speculated that Floyd’s murder was “a premeditated blow”, while his Fox colleague Tucker Carlson told viewers they were being lied to about Floyd’s death. and other major cases of police killing unarmed black men.