Suspected Bomber Cesar Sayoc Frequently Tweeted Conspiracy Theories And MAGA Memes

Suspected Bomber Cesar Sayoc Frequently Tweeted Conspiracy Theories And MAGA Memes

Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Florida man who was taken into custody by federal authorities today in connection with the pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN, used his Twitter account to post pro-Trump messages and conspiracy theories. He also tweeted out threats to progressives and liberals.

On two accounts (@hardrock2016 and @hardrockintlent) that had relatively few followers before Sayoc’s arrest, the 56-year-old frequently tweeted out the kind of stuff generally associated with the far-right fever swamps, such as Donald Trump subreddits or the Breitbart comment sections.

Many of the tweets were basic boomer pro-Trump or GOP memes, celebrating the president, calling for an upcoming “Red Wave,” or parroting Dinesh D’Souza when it comes to tying Democrats to slavery and Jim Crow.

Sayoc also posted a blurry video of him apparently at a Trump rally, chanting for the president along with other supporters.

But others targeted liberal philanthropist George Soros, who has long been the focus of right-wing, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Soros was one of the targets of the mass bomb threat as an explosive device was discovered at his New York residence.

A number of those Soros tweets falsely claimed that the Parkland mass shooting was a false flag and that Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg was an adult actor paid by Soros.

(He tweeted about the Hogg/Soros connection a LOT.)

Sayoc also took aim at Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz quite a bit on his Twitter account. All of the packages he sent out included Schultz as the return address.

More posts issued threats to liberal and progressives like frequent conservative punching bag Colin Kaepernick and actor/activist Jim Carrey, among others. A tweet directed at former Vice President Joe Biden, one of Sayoc’s targets, featured a photo of Biden’s home and informed the veep to hug his loved ones “real close everytime U walk out your home.”

Sayor posted numerous memes and images highly critical of CNN, using the MAGAshpere’s favorite slogan: “CNN SUCKS”

He was also filmed at a Trump rally last year holding up an anti-CNN poster:

The white van that Sayoc drove, and was taken away by authorities, was nearly completely covered with pro-Trump and MAGA stickers and decals. Some of the images featured liberals with crosshairs and declarations that “CNN Sucks.”

Sayoc was arrested at a business in Plantation, Florida, which is roughly 30 miles north of Miami. His address was in Aventura, Florida — a short drive from Plantation. According to authorities, he has ties in New York, where many of the packages were sent, and is a registered Republican. Sayoc also has a lengthy criminal history, including an arrest for making a bomb threat in 2002.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.