Donald Trump Jr. angered social media users when he suggested George Floyd‘s destroyed mural is a sign from God.
The mural was destroyed when it was struck by lightning during a thunder storm on Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.
The mural was painted on the side of a building on the corner of Summit and LaGrange.
Speculation ran rampant that the mural was vandalized by white supremacists or pro-Trump supporters.
But witnesses say the wall bowed and collapsed after a direct lightning strike.
According to Eurweb, Donald Trump Jr. said the destruction may be a sign from God.
“This will drive some people nuts but oh well,” Trump wrote in a post on Instagram. “I mean you have to wonder if someone, like a higher power, is telling us something here?!?
“Obviously what happened to George Floyd should never happen anywhere!!! That said, objectively speaking, given his history I’m not sure turning him into a deity and a role model for our children is exactly the right idea either.”
Toledo’s mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said the city will work with the artist to replace the mural, “so that the message at the core of this artwork can be heard.”
“We may never know for certainty why the George Floyd mural came down. It could have been an act of nature, or it could have been an act of vandalism. What we do know is that the mural will be replaced.”