Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet posted by a supporter that called for Democrat-led cities to be abandoned and left to rot.
The original tweet was posted by Brandon Straka, a pro-Trump activist who made headlines in June for getting banned from American Airlines for refusing to wear a face mask. Straka’s tweet shared a video clip purporting to show protesters in New York City’s Times Square.
“Leave Democrat cities,” wrote Straka. “Let them rot. The media and @TheDemocrats have activated this mental illness and it’s going to get more and more people hurt and killed.”