The man accused of killing a Staten Island mob boss reportedly made a court appearance on Monday with messages supporting President Trump written on his hand, including “MAGA forever.”
Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested and charged last week in connection with the killing of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family.
Comello wrote a pair of pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday in New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.
The phrases included “MAGA Forever” and “United We Stand MAGA,” reference to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Another slogan written on his hand featured the phrase “Patriots in Charge.”
Comello also reportedly drew a large “Q” in the center of his palm. It remains unclear why he chose to draw the circle.
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Asked what was on the suspect’s hand, Brian Neary, Comello’s lawyer, reportedly responded, “handcuffs.”
Cali, 53, was shot and killed outside his Staten Island, N.Y., home last Wednesday.