STRIPPER, BOMBER, MAGA, BYE
Follow the Twisted Social Media Trail of the Alleged Mail Bomber
Alleged mail bomber posted deranged conspiracy theories, pro-Trump memes, and selfies of fake wealth.
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The feds say Cesar Altieri Sayoc is the rabidly pro-Trump mailer behind a string of bombs sent to prominent critics of his beloved Donald. From the moment the press got a look at his bumper sticker-clad van, it was clear the alleged bomber was a little out there. A deeper look into his background and social media trail reveals a conspiracy-obsessed man trying to hide his financial and legal problems behind a thin veneer of social media dolce vita.
MAGA maniac: The Secret Service already had enough on its hands when Sayoc allegedly sent bombs to the Clintons and Obamas. But photos and videos posted by the alleged attacker also show he tried to get close to another one of its protectees—Donald Trump. Photos posted by Sayoc on a now-deleted Facebook page show he attended an October 2016 Trump campaign rally in Florida to witness his beloved Trump in person. The pics shows Sayoc posing for selfies with African-American Trump supporters holding “Blacks For Trump” signs and posing with the then-Republican Congressional candidate Paul Spain.