My life goal is to assassinate Trump’: Ohio man is first to be charged for sending threatening election night tweet
On election night hundreds of people tweeted about assassinating Trump
Zachary Benson, 24, from Cleveland, Ohio, is the first to be charged. He told a Secret Service agent he had been ‘frustrated’ and later deleted it.
Zachary Benson, from Fairview Park in Cleveland, posted the remark on Twitter a few minutes before the Republican nominee was declared the winner of last week’s election.
Benson tweeted: ‘My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease (sic) existing.’
Seconds earlier 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 was arrested a few hours later and interviewed by the Secret Service.
He was not the only person to make similar threats following the election result.
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