NBC News sent a reporter to a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday to ask Trump supporters what they thought of the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, a Florida Trump supporter who is accused of mailing 13 explosive devices to prominent Democratic officials and critics of President Trump.
“Barack Obama probably sent his to himself and Hillary Clinton probably sent hers to herself,” claimed one Trump supporter hours after Sayoc was taken into custody.
“So you don’t think this guy actually sent these bombs to these officials?” the reporter asked outside the Trump rally.
“No, probably not,” he responded.
“Why?” the reporter pressed.
“They probably had it done. They may have paid him to do it,” he added.
“What would be the upside to that?” the reporter pressed.
“Trying to bring people – feeling – over to their side,” he said.
“And against Trump?” she asked.
“Yeah,” he confirmed.
“I think I heard something about it being a Bernie Sanders supporter,” another Trump supporter wrongly claimed.
“You know, there’s so much news going on right now that people don’t know what to believe, so they stick to what they know,” she added.
“Just because somebody has a Trump sticker on his car doesn’t mean they are a Trump fan,” another supporter said. “You now. It doesn’t mean nothing.”