Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill President Trump On Facebook Live

Written by Deja Monet January 9, 2020
Photo Credit: Broward County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man was arrested and jailed after he threatened to kill President Donald Trump as an act of retaliation for the death of Iranian General Quassem Soleimani.

According to KTLA, Chauncy Lump,26, is facing federal charges after threatening to kill the president and has been jailed since Thursday. Documents from the Secret Service reported that Lump went live on his Facebook page under the name “BlackMan vs. America” and ranted for seven minutes about the U.S. airstrike that killed General Soleimani. During the rant, Lump wore a white towel wrapped around his head with white cream on his face.

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The affidavit also states Lump said the following threats during the live: “He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?” and “I need to find the Donald because if I don’t find him, I am going to blow up Broward County.” The video also shows Lump loading an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.

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When federal agents arrived at Lump’s home early Saturday, he claimed the Facebook livestream was a joke but confessed later on that he posted it in reaction in Soleimani’s death.

His bond is currently set for $100,000 but a lawyer was not listed in his court documents.