After days of unrest in which 13 improvised explosive devices were sent to high-profile Democrats and media organizations across the country, investigators have apprehended the culprit, Cesar Sayoc. Sayoc’s would-be victims have all been targets of repeated harsh words and false claims by President Donald Trump, leading many to believe that Sayoc’s actions were motivated by the president’s rhetoric.
While information is still emerging, it appears that the “false flag” claim floated by many Trump loyalists isn’t going to fly. The windows of Sayoc’s van were covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat propaganda, including one featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a target on her face.
So perhaps it should come as little surprise that his Twitter account too was full of anti-Democratic and pro-Trump rhetoric. In fact, he’d been reported to Twitter in the past:
Hey @Twitter remember when I reported the guy who was making threats towards me after my appearance on @FoxNews and you guys sent back a bs response about how you didn’t find it that serious. Well guess what it’s the guy who has been sending #bombs to high profile politicians!!!! pic.twitter.com/xBY8FMbqnq
— R O C H E L L E (@RochelleRitchie) October 26, 2018
Well, Twitter did finally suspend his account but the Internet doesn’t forget.
One video showed him at a Trump rally in June.
Video of the suspect Cesar Sayoc, Jr. at a Trump rally, posted in June 2018. He tweets: “Happy Birthday tge greatest President Ever Trump Trump Trump” pic.twitter.com/81wtm0ETwn
— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) October 26, 2018
Many of the tweets – though often incoherent – were about those he would later target with the explosive devices, like Maxine Waters.
And billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor George Soros.
And another on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose office was used as the return address on the devices.
Sayoc’s tweets displayed a particular ire for former President Barack Obama, who was also targeted by the explosive devices.
Several tweets attacked the “left-wing media” for supposedly obscuring erotic photographs of President Barack Obama’s mother. Interestingly enough, none of the tweets address the many nude and erotic photographs taken of Melania Trump during her modeling career.
While information regarding the crimes is still emerging, the Twitter paints a portrait of a man obsessed with avenging Donald Trump and Republicans while spreading ire for Democrats. Some indicated violent tendencies.