An Ohio man was in court Thursday on a federal charge that he tweeted an explicit threat to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump.
Zachary Benson, 24, of the Cleveland suburb of Fairview Park, could face five years in prison if he's convicted of the single count of making threats against the president and successors to the presidency..
According to the agency, the specific alleged threat to the president-elect read:Another basket-weaving or puppetry major who doesn't know the meaning of infinity.
"My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don't care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease [sic] existing."
And another fool, in this case a CEO. 11/15/16 ArsTechnica:
Matt Harrigan, the CEO of San Diego-based network security startup PacketSled, resigned yesterday after a flurry of comments he made on Facebook went viral over the weekend, prompting the company to place him on administrative leave and to report his comments to the Secret Service. Harrigan's comments weren't the usual sort of executive meltdown—they amounted to a declaration that Harrigan was going to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump.
In a Facebook thread about last week's presidential election, Matt Harrigan wrote, "I'm going to kill the President Elect."
"Bring it secret service," he wrote.
While those may have been rage posts stemming from the election last week, Harrigan went on to describe how he was going to buy a sniper rifle and hunt down Trump when he moved into the White House. "Getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts," he wrote in one of a series of comments on a thread about the election. "Find a bedroom in the whitehouse [sic] that suits you motherfucker. I'll find you."The White House has bulletproof windows, dummy.