Earlier today, it was revealed that the man responsible for sending explosive devices to prominent anti-Trump Democrats was indeed, SURPRISE, a rabid Trump supporter.
56-year-old Cesar Sayoc Jr., who drives a van covered in Trump stickers, was apprehended by authorities. It was soon discovered that his social media accounts are littered with violent right-wing content.
— Mahmud mohamed (@thereal_mo01) October 26, 2018
Clearly, beyond any shadow of a doubt, this man was inspired by Trump’s rhetoric encouraging violence and referring to Democrats and the free press as enemies of the United States. Sayoc mailed bombs specifically to the individuals Trump has singled out and attacked.
Trump is, of course, refusing to take responsibility for the attempted assassinations that he directly inspired, proving once again that he is pathologically incapable of acting like a leader or even a basically functioning adult. When asked by reporters if he intends to tone down his rhetoric in the wake of the MAGAbomber’s capture, Trump gave a horrifying response.
“Well, I think I’ve been toned down you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up because as you know the media has been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party,” Trump said.
“I think the media’s been very, very unfair in terms of the Republican Party and the way it’s been covered. And they understand that, they write articles about that, many of them admit that. But the media has been unbelievably unfair to Republicans, conservatives, and certainly to me. But with all of that being said, we’re winning so I like that,” he added.
In other words, in the wake of an attack that could have killed dozens of people, President Trump is obliquely threatening to encourage even more attacks by upping the vitriol of his rhetoric. He is actively making America a more dangerous place and betraying his oath of office.
Watch the disgusting display below.
TRUMP downplays his violent rhetoric: "Well, I think I've been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up, because the media has been extremely unfair to me & the Republican Party…the media has been unbelievably unfair to Republicans & certainly to me" pic.twitter.com/7ORzt8bCzU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 26, 2018