An MSNBC contributor is facing massive backlash after calling for ISIS to suicide bomb one of President Donald Trump’s properties.
Counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance wrote in a since-deleted tweet that he nominated Trump Tower Istanbul to be the “first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property.”
Nance’s comment was in response to journalist Dustin Giebel tweeting “Trump Tower Istanbul. After seeing Trump’s congrats to Erdogan for winning his RIGGED election I’m worried our FP is directed by property,” along with a photo of the building.
While the tweet was deleted, Nance has not issued an apology for his disturbing remark.
Previously, Nance had referred to Trump as the “ISIS candidate,” telling Chris Matthews on air that “we have already seen ISIS use Donald Trump in their propaganda directly.”
“I will go so far as to say Donald Trump is the ISIS candidate,” Nance asserted. “He inflames the passions of people in the west to perform Islamophobia and draw recruits to them.”
While Nance is lauded as a terrorism expert, Newsbusters notes that he is also known for being dismissive of Islam’s role in attacks around the globe. He blamed the Nice terrorist’s attack on mental illness, not Islam, the Orlando massacre on a “psychosexual problem,” not Islam, and the San Bernardino shooting as “a hybrid act of terrorism/workplace violence,” not Islam.
Nance is a New York Times bestselling author and former Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer in naval cryptology. He now works as a media commentator on matters involving international terrorism, intelligence, insurgency, and torture.
In October, Nance released a book titled ‘The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.’ The book claims that “Putin’s spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government.” It asserts that their goal was to end “240 years of free and fair Ameriucan democratic elections.”
MSNBC has not yet commented on Nance’s statement or employment status.