The election may be over, but that doesn’t mean that Donald Trump is safe from the wrath of the Clintons or their associates, as a long time friend of Hillary Clinton has been arrested for making a serious death threat against the soon-to-be president.
As the Daily Mail reports, Dominic Puopolo, 51, was arrested by Miami Beach police earlier this week for making threats against the life of Donald Trump on social media. Puopolo took to Twitter on Monday and posted a video of himself stating that, “This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/inauguration and I will kill President Trump”.
Puopolo was arrested the following day and is currently being held without bail. Puopolo’s mother, Sonia, was killed during the World Trade Center attack on 9-11 and Hillary Clinton spoke during her funereal, where she met Dominic and became friends.
He has previously donated as much as $20,000 at one time to the DNC. Puopolo’s sister, also named Sonia, became very close with the Clinton’s over the years as well.
The man arrested by Miami Beach police Tuesday for allegedly threatening President-elect Donald Trump online is a member of a prominent northeast family close to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
He once gave $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee, DailyMail.com has learned.
Suspect Dominic Puopolo Jr., 51, sat near Hillary Clinton when she delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Puopolo’s mother, Sonia, who died in one of the jets that flew into the World Trade Center on 9-11.
During that eulogy on Oct. 6, 2001 in Boston, the former presidential candidate referred to ‘Dom Jr.’s latest computer wizardry.’
The ‘wizard’ is now being held in a Miami-Dade County jail after using Twitter to threaten Trump’s life.
Trump is scheduled to be sworn in Friday in Washington, D.C. as Puopolo remains incarcerated on a charge of threatening to harm a public servant.
Puopolo reportedly admitted to posting a video to Twitter, saying: ‘This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/ inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President elect Trump today.’
He was nabbed after leaving a Washington Avenue Subway sandwich shop about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Puopolo, however, may not be the average Trump hater.
On various social media platforms, where he posts as JesusChrist1701, the computer consultant claims to have testified in terror cases as an expert witness in a German federal court in Hamburg from 2003 to 2008.
He also says he served in the Navy.
He once posted a photo of himself holding an image of his mother in front of a wall that sports a picture of him with Colin Powell and a famous shot of Ronald Reagan.
Puopolo has published a number of pictures of outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry, whom he calls a friend.
The video has since been removed from Puopolo’s Twitter account, but by reviewing some of his previous posts the man seems quiet mentally disturbed, sometimes just posting single random words or referring to himself as the Lord Jesus Christ.
— LORD JESUS CHRIST (@jesuschrist1701) January 11, 2017
PLEASE KNOW MY NAME IS LORDJESUSCHRIST MYCHILDRENARECHRISTSNOTPUOPOLONOTMORALESCHRISTS BACKTOMASS ASAP NOW
— LORD JESUS CHRIST (@jesuschrist1701) January 7, 2017
Given the amount of death threats there have been against Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy back in June of 2015, it’s better safe than sorry in these cases, and let’s not forget it was a mentally disturbed man that made an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan, in which nearly succeeded.