A top official with the Los Angeles Police Commission implied in a now-deleted tweet Tuesday morning that Donald Trump supporters are inbred.
“Every man in the crowd looks like he has the same biological parents,” Steve Soboroff wrote in the post, which was attached to an article from CBS News’ Major Garrett that included a picture of Trump supporters at a rally in Indiana.
@Rockprincess818 The LA police commissioner tweeted this…then deleted about #Trump supporters.@SteveSoboroff pic.twitter.com/X7qVyBS2PT
— Silas (@horsesandhounds) May 3, 2016
In South Bend, where @tedcruz needs strong vote, @realDonaldTrump draws SRO to Century Center. #IndianaPrimary pic.twitter.com/B98cTeqbpd
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) May 2, 2016
Soboroff was selected to serve on the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners in 2013 by the city’s liberal mayor, Eric Garcetti. He served as president of the commission for two years before being elected vice president in 2015. Made up of five civilian board members, the commission serves as the head of the Los Angeles Police Department and helps set policies and oversee operations.
The website Twitchy first flagged Soboroff’s message.
Reached for comment, Soboroff doubled down on his tweet saying that it was “just an observation.”
“I thought it funny that in a country as diverse and exciting as America that almost all men in crowds were not,” he told TheDC. “They were all white. It’s been shown thousands of times and in polls.”
“Ho hum,” he continued, adding that he frequently deletes tweets.