Fahrenheit 11/9: Michael Moore shares footage of US mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc at Trump rally

Filmmaker recognises suspect from deleted footage of his new documentary

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 29 October 2018 08:07
Michael Moore releases footage of pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc at Donald Trump rally

Michael Moore has shared deleted footage from his new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 appearing to show Cesar Sayoc Jr – the man arrested in connection with a series of bombs mailed to CNN – at a Donald Trump rally.

The filmmaker posted the video on Twitter which showed Sayoc in Florida at Trump’s first “2020 Re-election Rally” in 2017.

“My direction to my producer Basel Hamdan and our longtime collaborator Eric Weinrib was to NOT film Trump, but rather only film the people who came out to see him,” Moore said in a post on his website. “My feeling was, after one month in office, we didn’t need to hear anything more from Trump’s mouth — we already knew everything we needed to know about him.”

Moore added: “You’ve seen the photos of him on the news over the past couple days– a slight, normal, everyday American. But those are from before. Here with our footage, I can show you what he had actually become — overdosed on steroids in what looks like some desperate attempt to hang on to what was left of his manhood.”

Sayoc Jr can be seen vociferously supporting Trump and participating in chants including “tell the truth” and “CNN sucks”.

Police approached Moore after at least a dozen bombs were sent to the offices of CNN as well as several notable Democrats, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Robert De Niro.

According to the filmmaker, Sayoc – who faces 58 years in federal prison – drove around with a photo of Moore emblazoned with a bullseye over his face.

The Trump supporter has been charged with interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against a former president and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers.

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