A vocal supporter of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was arrested on Sunday after police found and detonated an explosive device at his home in Richmond, California.
William Celli was taken into custody by authorities and charged with making explosive devices which police say Celli intended to use against Muslims.
Though police have not yet been able to determine if the device they found was active or harmless, it was disposed of out of safety concerns.
Celli is fond of social media, and has posted some incredibly hateful and incendiary comments on Facebook aimed at Syrian refugees, Democrats, and Republicans he doesn’t believe are conservative enough. He is also quite fond of Trump, as his postings prove:
“Donald trumps on again I’m happy leaders okay but this guys a great point man I’ll follow this MAN to the end of the world.”
A week later in October, Celli had this to say on Facebook:
“Donald Trump’s on again I’m feeling good about myself.”
It should also be noted that Celli, who calls himself a self-employed plumber, is known to claim that Hispanics are the reason he cannot find work because they “invaded” the United States in order to get welfare benefits. In June, Celli posted this note:
“I have lost 30%of my business to to Hispanics coming to my country under false pretenses an and freeload in construction or in the blue collar sector they need to go back home lets not talk about the welfare they suck dry.”
This is not the first case of Trump’s words spurring supporters to violent action. In August, two men in Boston beat and urinated on a homeless Hispanic man. After the men were charged, Trump remarked:
“I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
Interesting how Trump and his supporter’s ideas of love and passion involve harming others, isn’t it?
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.