A Texas mother who threw her child out onto the street for voting for Donald Trump in a mock school election has gone viral. Now, people across the internet have called on authorities to take her children away, accusing her of psychological child abuse.
In the unsettling clip, the mother films her inconsolable child as she orders him to take a suitcase and leave the house. “Get your suitcase and get out. Bye,” she says, causing the child to break down in tears.
She goes as far as to force the child to wait on the street corner while holding a sign that reads, “My mom kicked me out of the house because I voted for Donald Trump.” When the boy attempts to follow her home, she doesn’t let him, visibly traumatizing both the boy and his brother.
Since the video was posted to social media, it has been viewed tens of thousands of times. Many commenters have blasted the mother for her actions, claiming that they could cause long-lasting damage to the young boy.
Authorities visited the woman’s house during the week and the mother still appears to have custody of her children. Fort Bend County Detective Joe Luera spoke to the mother and says that she meant the video as a joke.
“I have personally met with the family and saw the child, his well-being. He appears to be in good health,” he told KTRK.