Mom kicks out Trump-supporting child in viral video

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Viral video shows mom disowning son for supporting Trump in mock election
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A viral video shows a mother disowning her young son for supporting Donald Trump in a mock election.

FRESNO, Texas -- A Fort Bend County mother is under fire for a video posted on Facebook that went viral.

It shows her berating her young son, even forcing him out with a suitcase.

The detective we spoke with says the video doesn't appear to show any wrongdoing, so right now no charges have been filed. But it's still very disturbing to people on all sides of the aisle. The mom walked her crying son from their house to the corner, with a suitcase and sign in hand -- all because he voted for Donald Trump in a mock election.

"Get your suitcase," this mother said as her son screamed. "Get your suitcase and get out. Bye."

She made him stand on the corner with a sign in his hand that said, "My mom kicked me out the house because I voted for Donald Trump."

Someone posted the video to social media, and it has been shared thousands of times.

"I think it's crazy," says one of the family's neighbors. "People need to realize when you put certain things on social media, you never know how far it's gonna go."

Neighbors were absolutely shocked to see that this happened right on their street.

"I've been on this street for four years. Awesome family," she says.

While we were in front of the house Friday, CPS came by. Whoever was inside spoke to her through the door. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is also investigating.

"I have personally met with the family and saw the child, his well-being. He appears to be in good health," says Detective Joe Luera.

Detective Luera says he met with the family off-site.

"She explains it was a joke," Luera explained.

She told Eyewitness News the same thing over the phone. She initially agreed to share her story on camera, but later changed her mind.

We're told the investigation is ongoing.