Reporters have spoken to people who knew the domestic terrorist who sent pipe bombs to Democratic figures and anti-Trump celebrities, and a disturbing picture of him has emerged from their stories, particuarly those told by his employer.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 27, 2018
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, his boss, Debra Gureghian, the general manager of New River Pizza and Fresh Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, described him as “crazed.”
‘He was crazed, that’s the best word for him. There was something really off with him.’
Gureghian says the restaurant was forced to ask him to keep his vehicle, a white van covered in pro-Trump stickers, out of sight during work. Some of the images depicted on those stickers were violent and disturbing.
‘It was puppets with their heads cut off, mannequins with their heads cut off, Ku Klux Klan, a black person being hung, anti-gay symbols, torchings, bombings you name it, it was all over his truck’
She also says that Sayoc consistently disturbed other employees with his racist and xenophobic rhetoric.
‘He was very angry and angry at the world, at blacks, Jews, gays. He always talked about ‘if I had complete autonomy none of these gays or these blacks would survive.’ He never said he would kill them or murder them or bomb them, he just said ‘if I had complete autonomy the gays, the black and Jews would not survive.’ He was very, very strange.’
“He would categorize himself as a white supremacist," she said. "He would just say, ‘Take back the world. That’s what he would always say, ‘Take back the world.’ ” https://t.co/pepzIq5OQj
— Linda Hill (@bulldoghill) October 27, 2018
He was kept on at the restaurant, according to Gureghian, because he showed up for work reliably and the restaurant has trouble finding reliable drivers.
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