An Arizona man learned a lesson about threatening anti-Trump protesters on Facebook.
James Cobo wrote a comment on a Facebook event called “Protest Trump Downtown Phoenix.” In the comment, he wrote, “You are all pathetic. Cant wait to drive through. 4×4 with push bumper will be sweet in this crowd. I named my lifted truck ‘trumper.’ ”
It wasn’t long until people took screenshots of his post and started contacting possible companies that he would work for.
It took less than 24 hours for people to figure out that Cobo works for West Valley Tires Point S.
His employer condemned his post and fired him from his position saying:
West Valley Tires Point S wants to publicly state we do not condone or support violence or prejudice in anyway shape or…
During an interview with The Republic, Cobo stated, “I’m being made into a horrible person over a joke that was just meant to ruffle some feathers.”
He continued, “I admit it was a tasteless joke, but keyword here is it was a joke. If anybody was ever going to go and intentionally hurt people, why would they talk about it on social media publicly before doing it?”
He added that he wasn’t referencing what had happened to Heather Heyer, but he didn’t apologize for his post or express any sympathy for Heyer.
“I don’t care that I got fired. I already got another job,” he said. “The only thing that upsets me about this situation is that adults are able to throw a tantrum and raise hell and get what they want by doing so. This is not how America is supposed to work.”
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