“I have been watching the images in the media and thinking about how polarised our country is, he continued. “I mean, even wearing medical masks in public can be seen as a political statement! The violence, (and not the protests) appear as a leftist insurrection.
“Most Americans want peace in their communities and President Trump spoke to this desire. Never mind the legal details that few understand – Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many.”
In the comment section, Krist added that he voted for Gary Johnson in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, having said at the time that he would not vote for Trump or opposition candidate Hillary Clinton.
Read Krist's Facebook post – via screengrab – below (he has also since deleted his Twitter account):