As Twitchy reported, there was no shortage of people on social media last week tweeting about assassinating Donald Trump, including two writers for the U.K.-based Telegraph newspaper.
The perception that nothing ever comes of those threats was shaken Monday, though, when a Cleveland-area man was charged in federal court for making a threat to a successor to the presidency.
Fairview Park man tweets Donald Trump assassination threat, feds say https://t.co/3B1TjRk0HG
— Eric Heisig (@eheisig) November 14, 2016
— Sheila Cooper (@S_Cooper0404) November 15, 2016
Zachary Benson, 24, allegedly went the extra mile with his assassination threat, targeting not only Trump but also the voting booths where people had cast their ballots for the man he said “deserves to decease existing,” whatever that means:
Diplomacy. F—ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas.
My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease existing.
An agent from the U.S. Secret Service got in touch with Benson, who said he never intended any harm but was just “frustrated thinking about how President-elect Trump’s policies” could affect his job.
— Michelle Belanger (@mbelanger227) November 15, 2016
One of the things Zachary Benson will never do? Have a federal job ever.https://t.co/RuwLGTDjYC
— Curious Georgette (@Derigitable) November 15, 2016
That sound? #liberals all across country deleting Twitter accounts thanks to Zachary Benson's felony charge for making threats vs Trump.
— TJ (@TJ_N_Nashville) November 15, 2016