Cesar Sayoc, the deranged Trump supporter who took the president’s vilification of his enemies to new heights by sending at least a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and to CNN, is as despicable as you might expect according to a description of his views by his former boss.
Debra Gureghian, the general manager of New River Pizza & Fresh Kitchen, told a reporter that Sayoc, who worked delivering food for the restaurant, yearned to return “to the Hitler days” and sought to become the leader of a white supremacist army, according to an article on The Huffington Post.
Sayoc, who was arrested outside of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after the FBI traced the pipe bomb packages back to him through the fingerprints he left behind, delivered pizzas for the restaurant in his right-wing propaganda-encrusted van. Gureghian, a self-identified lesbian, says that the bigoted bomb-maker harassed her due to her sexual orientation, but that she was unable to fire him since she did not own the business herself.
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“I’m very proud of who I am, but he told me I was an abomination, God’s mistake,” Gureghian told The Huffington Post today. “And I should be on an island with Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and he would nuke the island. He said I was an abomination, that I was gonna burn in hell.”
“This wasn’t like Morton’s Steakhouse or Carrabba’s where I could fire somebody like that,” she said. “I didn’t own the business. I would have liked nothing more than to fire him, because there was many days I went in the bathroom and cried. Seriously, that’s how bad it was.”
Gureghian and her fellow manager Teresa Palmer both saw Sayoc as a silent loner with a grudge against people of other races, despite claiming Native American heritage.
“He believed he was a white man living against everybody else,” Palmer told HuffPost.
“He talked about being an American Indian, but said he wanted to go back to the Hitler days,” Gureghian said. “He loved that regime, he loved that white supremacy. He wanted to be a foot solider, and would say that if we had that kind of mentality today, everybody would toe the line, everybody would fall into place.”
“And that’s what he’d say to me: ‘I really like you Debra as a general manager, but as a person I hate your guts and hope you burn in hell,’” she recalled. “So I get a great pat on the back and a kick in the stomach in the same breath.”
The Seminole Tribe that Sayoc claimed to belong to has completely disavowed any association with the alleged bomber.
“We can find no evidence that Cesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri Sayoc, Ceasar Altieri Randazzo (Facebook) or Julus Cesar Milan (Twitter) is or was a member or employee of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, or is or was an employee of Seminole Gaming or Hard Rock International,” a spokesman for the tribe told The Miami Herald. “At this time, we cannot verify if he is or was an employee of a vendor company.”
“Gureghian recalled a conversation with Sayoc in which he allegedly said he would ‘eradicate the Jews’ if he had the power to, along with lesbians, black people and Hispanic people. ‘It’s basically the white supremacists, the white foot soldiers that he wants to follow and lead.He wanted to be a leader.'” the pizza parlor manager told The Huffington Post.
Apparently, it wasn’t great for business to have a right-wing extremist Trump supporter delivering your food. An unnamed employee of a cruise ship repair business took a picture of Sayoc’s Trump-emblazoned van after the suspect delivered a pizza to their office last year and decided to never order from the restaurant again.
You can watch video from The Huffington Post reporter Sebastian Murdock’s interview with New River Pizza & Fresh Kitchen General Manager Debra Gureghian in the clips below.
Cesar Sayoc wanted to be a leader in the white supremacist movement, his former boss tells me. pic.twitter.com/nWKoSMur70
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) October 27, 2018
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