WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One West Lafayette city council member is under fire after sending out multiple tweets attacking President Donald Trump. One of the tweets, sent out by city council member Nick Deboer, said that he hopes the president dies. This following the president's diagnosis of COVID-19. He followed that tweet by saying "and I hope it's unpleasant and I hope a person with the absurd name Hope is responsible."
Mayor John Dennis was made aware of the tweets yesterday and said while councilman Deboer has the right to free speech, like everyone in this country, he understands why people found what he said to be offensive.
"When you have that level of disrespect for our commander and chief, it bleeds down to those that have served our country. I am a former police officer who served our community and it's offensive," said Dennis.
News18 reached out to councilman Deboer for a comment but have not yet received a response.
The councilman has since deleted his twitter account and tweets can no longer be viewed.