Man Who Threatened To Assassinate Trump Just Got Life Altering News
President-Elect Donald Trump has been the subject of calls for assassination from mentally disturbed individuals. A man in Ohio was arrested after he put out two particularly insane tweets:
A 24 year old man from Ohio, Zachary Benson tweeted: ‘My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease (sic) existing.’
Just before that he tweeted: ‘Diplomacy. F***ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas.’
Benson has been charged in federal court for making threats to assassinate President Elect Trump. Benson was arrested several hours later and subsequently interviewed by the Secret Service.
Via DailyMail: After the results were announced, many of those who opposed Trump rushed to Twitter to call for his assassination. But Benson is believed to be the first person to be charged in connection with one of those tweets.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Benson told the Secret Service agent he spent election night drinking and eating at a restaurant with his father and a friend.
He got back home and was watching the election results on TV in his bedroom when he tweeted the remarks.
Benson said he had no intention of following through with the threat and was ‘just frustrated thinking about how President-elect Trump’s policies could affect his job’.
He apparently deleted the tweets when he woke up in the morning, but the Secret Service had already been tipped off about them.