EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS — An Illinois man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill President Donald Trump.
According to the Secret Service, Joseph Lynn Pickett threatened to “take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm” against the President of the United States.
On June 15, Pickett wrote on Facebook, (via the Belleville News-Democrat): “Before I die I want our president and congress to sign a treaty to never side with Russia or any enemy of the United States of America! If one will then that person deserves to be shot!” […] “Guess what Trump? I’m waiting for the right time…and I KNOW your (sic) Putin’s (expletive)! The secret service now has a heads up as to my plan to assassinate Trump…let’s see if they act.”
“Honestly am I really going to have to kill trump before our fine Government (the jack booted thugs they are) actually takes me into custody for threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump?” [..]
“I mean he sold our country to The Russians. He is a Benedict Arnold but hey the (expletive) is our President even though he needs a blade in his neck. And you dumb, asses who stick up for him…who’s gonna protect you when someone like me comes t (sic) take you out.”
A judge has ordered Pickett be held without bail.