A Liberal Party of Canada executive went on a profanity-laced rant on social media this week, declaring that supporters of President Donald Trump should be sent to detention camps after having their children taken away.
The Toronto Sun captured screenshots of the comments written on Facebook by Mark Elyas, president of the Liberal Party’s Vancouver constituency association. His comments were later removed from the social media website.
He said what?
One of the posts stated: “Mr. President, F*** You!” It was apparently aimed at the controversy over migrant parents and their children illegally entering the U.S.
“Trump is a bigot, homophobe, racist, and misogynist. He can go f*** himself,” Elyas stated.
Elyas went on to say Trump supporters should “be rounded up and placed in camps away from public view. He added: “Their kids should be taken away from them for child abuse.”
When someone challenged him, Elyas answered: “Why are you on (my) personal page? We aren’t even friends. In fact, you can f*** yourself, too, you racist Trump supporter.”
Dozens of social media users called Elyas out for this profanity-laced rant, saying it was inappropriate and his comments were too extreme for a representative of a Canadian political party.
Elyas categorized the response as “typical for all Trump supporters.”
He went on to say that he himself is a “bigot.”
“I am. I exclusively discriminate against Trump supporters,” Elyas stated. “They are subhuman pieces of s**t and are exactly what’s wrong with the world.”
The following Twitter post shows Elyas, right, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
What else did he write?
On Thursday evening, Elyas took to the Vancouver East Liberals’ official Facebook page, where he defended his comments and continued attacking Trump and his supporters.
“I will put it out there: I hate Donald Trump and everything he and his supporters represent; mainly white supremacy; racism; misogyny; xenophobia; homophobia; and fascism,” he wrote.
He also said he will not resign his position with the Liberal party. The post disappeared about an hour later, according to published reports.