“MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance has deleted a tweet that appeared to call for a terrorist attack against Trump Towers in Istanbul.
`This is my nominee for the first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property,` the former intelligence officer tweeted Tuesday afternoon, according to a screenshot circulated online and highlighted by the Washington Free Beacon.
Mr. Nance was responding to a tweet by writer Dustin Giebel, claiming that Mr. Trump`s congratulatory call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning Sunday`s referendum was motivated by reasons tied to the property.
Mr. Nance has since deleted the tweet but has yet to apologize.”
You don`t have to be an intelligence officer, a psychic or a political pundit to discern that it`s inevitable that a Trump-branded property will be targeted by terrorists. There are hotels, office buildings and casinos that bear Trump`s name all over the world, and I predict that before the year is over a Trump building will be destroyed by terrorists.
Trump`s congratulatory call to Erdogan after the referendum passed that gave him dictatorial powers was an affront to our democratic principles, but that`s no excuse for nominating the Trump Towers in Istanbul as the first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property.
I urge everyone who believes that Trump is profiting financially from the presidency not to stay at a Trump hotel, but for God`s sake don`t encourage terrorists to blow up his buildings. I encourage everyone who believes that Trump`s gaudy buildings are an aesthetic nightmare to adorn them with graffiti, but don`t encourage jihadists to blow them up. I plead with everyone who believes that it`s an outrage that taxpayers are paying millions to protect Trump Tower in New York City, and Mar-a-Lago in Florida to picket outside these buildings, but don`t encourage ISIS to bomb them.
I`m not going to feel guilty when a Trump building gets blown to smithereens, I`m only predicting the inevitable and not enticing terrorists to do what comes naturally to them.
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