Dr. Andrea Natale apologized for a viral tweet he sent in which he said his daughter filmed herself and her boyfriend being “attacked by a group of BLM.” After police records showed he was wrong, Natale according to Buzzfeed News.
Natale took the tweet down, then apologized and deleted his Twitter account two days after the incident. Natale said, “I sincerely apologize for a tweet I posted this weekend. I was worried about my daughter, and I jumped to a conclusion based on the information I had at the time,” according to BuzzFeed.
Here’s what you need to know:
Natale Is a World-Renowned Cardiologist
According to his webpage, Natale is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and the “executive medical director at Texas’ Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center.”
Natale is a specialist in cardiac atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular and rapid heart rate that can lead to blood clots, heart failure as well as other conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic. He was on the Food and Drug Administration’s task force on atrial fibrillation, lectures around the world and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, the site said.
The site reported that Natale is a “pioneer” of assisting atrial fibrillation and performed the first five procedures in the world to correct it. The site also says, “his goal is to benefit patient care through technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters.”
Natale Said His Daughter Was Attacked & Her Boyfriend Was Beaten by Members of Black Lives Matter
idk I just feel like when doctors like Andrea Natale post blatantly false, racist things like this, it should be reported to the Texas Medical Board and to the @tcainstitute but that’s just me 🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/PjYIUbwzhv
— Annie 🖤 (@Annie_Devine) September 15, 2020
Baltimore local reported that Natale released a tweet which went viral about how Black Live Matters protesters beat up his daughter’s boyfriend and damaged their car leaving her terrified.
Here is his original post, which is no longer available: