A mural honoring George Floyd in Toledo, Ohio collapsed on Tuesday. Witnesses say it was damaged by a lightning strike, though a building inspector says it was natural deterioration.
While a little disappointing, it seems like a fairly normal thing to happen. That is unless you're Donald Trump Jr.
Trump made a ridiculous claim that the destruction of the mural is a sign from a higher power.
It’s almost like a higher power is telling us something. When was the last time you heard of a brick building bei… https://t.co/cAEbf8rcJb— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1626266946.0
The mural's destruction has brought out a vindictive contingent of the right, echoing Trump's claim that this was caused by a higher power. They even got the phrase "Even God" to trend on Twitter, implying that 'even God' is sick of hearing about George Floyd.
The only thing more ridiculous than that is Trump Jr.'s claim that he's a "builder".
You’re a what? https://t.co/2HZ5B1Krg1— St Thomas Awareness™️ (@St Thomas Awareness™️) 1626358286.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Lol, every power is higher than you Jr 😂 And builder???!! Really Jr, are you sure?? Oh, and yes i… https://t.co/HaNiP5Le8R— Will Lewens (@Will Lewens) 1626268731.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Oh ok Bob The Builder. The only thing you know how to build is a stack of cocaine. Classless punk.— YS (@YS) 1626274720.0
“I’m a builder” says the billionaires son lmfao https://t.co/8psVt3JjcH— Cornelius (@Cornelius) 1626316512.0
Stranger still are the comments, including Jr.'s, that make a big deal over the brick being destroyed by lightning.
Evidently, for such a renowned "builder," Trump sure doesn't know what a lightning rod is for.
Little Donnie junior, Lightening will strike the highest point, electricity wants to take the shortest, least resis… https://t.co/2y34ObNPMa— 🇺🇸😷J.S. Bekkr 🛡️🏳️🌈🗡️ (@🇺🇸😷J.S. Bekkr 🛡️🏳️🌈🗡️) 1626325394.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Buildings get struck by lightning all the time, Mr, “builder” crackhead. Stupid people get struck… https://t.co/8jIQoGqrcJ— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸) 1626267204.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I guess, being an indoor man like daddy, you’ve never heard the acoustic shocks from lightning stri… https://t.co/sHqZeXc5x6— Eric Patty (@Eric Patty) 1626283061.0
One might think that Trump's comments are mostly racist and foolish.
When you’re too dumb to know how racist you are https://t.co/ujcQNdhcLW— Jerome Butcher (@Jerome Butcher) 1626361848.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr That higher power is telling us that you are an idiot. If you bothered to study a bit of history, t… https://t.co/3brPXHTFzS— Chuck Gallagher (@Chuck Gallagher) 1626321319.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Misspelling lightning three times in one tweet...such an overachiever.— BJ (@BJ) 1626292598.0
The owner of the building where the art tribute was installed is working to clean up the bricks and tear down the wall. The building underneath is still structurally sound.
The City of Toledo is making plans to commission a new mural or help the artist find a new location for the piece.