- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 19, 2019

Frequent MSNBC commentator Elie Mystal said Wednesday that he, too, fantasizes about crashing his car into the Trump Plaza condominium complex in New York after a vehicle reportedly lost control and injured two people there.

Videos taken after the crash that happened Tuesday night showed a black Mercedes-Benz inside the lobby of the Trump Organization-owned luxury residential building in New Rochelle. An investigation is ongoing but law enforcement said they have no reason to believe the act was intentional.

Mr. Mystal, an executive editor at Above the Law and a contributor to The Nation, fired off a series of tweets reacting to the news, admitting that he thinks about crashing his car into the same complex “EVERY TIME” he sees it.

“Real talk: When you come out of the parking lot of this mall/movie theater, you have to sit a red light staring right into this lobby,” he wrote Wednesday morning, Mediaite first reported. “I’ve thought about driving my car through it EVERY TIME. Basic humanity keeps me from doing it, but JUST.

“The view in this picture is exactly the view you have from the stop light. It’s a long light. You have a lot of time to… think,” he continued. “Anyway, innocent until proven guilty but… ‘accident’ doesn’t seem likely to me. Maybe that’s my own bias. Defense counsel should NOT put me on this guy’s jury, I know too much :).”

The tweets received significant backlash but Mr. Mystal has refused to delete them or apologize. In a heated back-and-forth with music video producer and conservative commentator Robby Starbuck, Mr. Mystal revealed that he is “in crisis” every single day watching Mr. Trump “destroy this country.”

“I do often fantasize about vandalism to Trump properties,” he wrote. “I have had that vandalism fantasy many times, about that particular building, which is what I shared. However, because real people could actually be hurt, I don’t do it. Again, I’m not a Republican.”

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