Cesar Sayoc, age 56, was arrested today in connection with the pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN. His van and his social media pages are covered head-to-toe in the fever dream that has become American conservatism.
The van that appears to be connected to the suspected bomber is covered in pro-Trump stickers, including the presidential seal, and what MSNBC says investigators referred to as other "right-wing paraphernalia." pic.twitter.com/gjIleeu3yb— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 26, 2018
Of course, conservatives have deflected from this reality they have helped to create which seemingly lead to the birth of a domestic terrorist. Many are still following Trump's lead in implying this is a false flag operation.
pic.twitter.com/wIq0wTTxfv— im 35 (@hghstwrt) October 26, 2018
If this is the suspect's account, I would note that he follows Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and Barack Obama, but not Trump. https://t.co/lLOe3xgM7C— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) October 26, 2018
Cesar Sayoc – the alleged mail bomber – had Trump stickers all over his vehicle. But on Twitter, he only follows 32 people – many of whom are left-wingers like Lina Dunham, Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel.
What gives?— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) October 26, 2018
So wait, they not only arrest a mail bomber suspect and he's not just a Trump supporter, his whole freaking van is covered with Trump kitsch – and oh yeah, he's a known criminal? I smell a put up deal here.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) October 26, 2018
This guy Cesar is looking like a "sleeper" implanted by the Democrats just for such an occasion as this. I mean, c'mon, that van is ridiculous.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) October 26, 2018
Looks brand new https://t.co/0N0umTzeCM— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 26, 2018
Others are cleaning up past statements on social media that look incredibly foolish in the face of the available facts.
Crazy person attacks Republican Congresspeople: blame the crazy.
Crazy person sends bombs to Democrats: blame the Republicans.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 26, 2018
James Hodgkinson shot up a ball field filled with prominent Republicans almost killing Rep Scalise.
Cesar Sayoc allegedly sent IED's to prominent Democrats.
Both appear to be politically motivated and should be considered terror.
*Both should be treated equally by the media— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) October 26, 2018
Knock it off. By your nutty logic, your side committed the attempted assassination at the ballfield. I don't believe that, do you? https://t.co/UfzNaCKhlv— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 26, 2018
If you jumped to a conclusion, you are not vindicated when the conclusion turns out to be correct. You simply won the coin toss. A conclusion drawn with no evidence does not suddenly become responsible when the evidence happens to align with the concussion after the fact.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 26, 2018
Others have decided to treat it as one big joke, focusing on the details of the car.
pic.twitter.com/7QaTFTRu8f— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 26, 2018
There is a manifesto about soccer on the back windows.
It's always the soccer enthusiasts https://t.co/4TVHy7MpXA— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 26, 2018
TFW Democrats realize the bomb guy is an anti-soccer wacko with a panel van and a lengthy rap sheet who Normal people will write off as the nutjob he manifestly is. — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 26, 2018
Mike Huckabee, of course, somehow managed to be even less funny:
I was expecting story to break that suspect was Matt Foley and he was living in a “van down by the river.” https://t.co/8IotvIltK0— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 26, 2018
Finally, conservative comics idiot Scott Adams pronounced this a “win” for Trump:
If you are tracking the persuasion optics, President Trump employed all available resources to keep top Democrats, his biggest critics, and the press safe. And he announced his strong law and order success in front of a cheering young, black audience.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 26, 2018