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."
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A George Floyd mural was completely destroyed after it was hit by lightning on Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.
The mural was painted on the side of a building on the corner of Summit and LaGrange. Witnesses confirm it was struck by lightning before the old wall collapsed.
George Floyd murals have been vandalized and defaced in other cities around the country. The mural pictured above is located in Houston, Texas.
Previous acts of vandalism led some to speculate that the mural in Ohio was also destroyed by a vandal.
Toledo's mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz told USA TODAY the city will work with Toledo's arts commission and the artist to replace the mural, "so that the message at the core of this artwork can be heard."
He added: "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."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ripped down his front gate when a power outage rendered the metal gate inoperable.
Johnson shared an Instagram photo of the damaged gate of his $9.5 million Atlanta mansion after he tore the gate off its hinges following a power outage in the north Georgia area.
"Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work," Johnson captioned the image. "We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open. I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out — but this time it wouldn't."
Johnson continued: "Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day."
Johnson said he did "what I had to do," to get to work so his production staff would get paid for a full day's work on the set of his superhero flick "Black Adam."
Johnson said he ripped the gate down with his bare hands.
"I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Ripped it completely out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass. My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, 'in disbelief and equally scared' as to how I ripped it off."
Don't try this at home guys!
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