In a now deleted tweet, MSNBC counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance seemed to condone the idea of an Islamic State attack on one of President Donald Trump’s properties.
“This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property,” Nance tweeted Tuesday, quoting another tweet that mentioned the president’s luxury tower in Istanbul, Turkey.
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— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) April 19, 2017
“Trump Tower Istanbul. After seeing Trump’s congrats to Erdogan for winning his RIGGED election I’m worried our FP [foreign policy] is directed by property,” the quoted tweet read. The post was referring to reports that Trump called Turkish President Recep Erdogan to congratulate him for winning a referendum to give him full control of the country in 2019 if re-elected, completely removing the current parliamentary system of government, the New York Times reported.
Erdogan insisted Tuesday the expanded powers would not make him a dictator because he could “die at any time.”
— Jon Street (@JonStreet) April 18, 2017
Trump Towers Istanbul consists of a conjoined office tower and residential tower, with more than 200 luxury apartments, and more than 400,000 square feet of commercial real estate space.
According to the Trump organization’s website, the property is located in one of the city’s “most vibrant areas.” Istanbul’s population in 2016 was just under 15 million.
So far, Nance has not apologized for his remarks. A representative for NBC Universal, the parent company of MSNBC, did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment.