A Donald Trump supporter in Ohio let the Democratic Party know what he thinks of it by dumping a truckload of horse manure outside the local party headquarters on Saturday.
Two days later, the self-proclaimed “hardcore” Republican was arrested. He told The Cincinnati Enquirer he couldn’t care less about being caught.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Monday charged James R. Pinell, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio, with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.
The Warren County Democratic Party posted a photo of the dung pile to Facebook on Saturday, along with the words “#TrumpLovesHate” and “#TheyGoLowWeGoHigh.”
“Let’s [Get Out The Vote] to show the haters that we bigger than they are,” the party wrote. “Please come out and volunteer to get our voters to the polls.”
Local TV reports called the pile a “manure mystery.”
Pinell, wearing a Confederate cavalry officer’s hat, told the Enquirer in a video interview that said he plans to frame the police citation. He claimed responsibility for a similar manure dumping at the same location in 2012.
“I figured there was security cameras and stuff, but I didn’t care if I got caught because, one, it’s just a minor misdemeanor,” Pinell said of this week’s stunt. “It’s not like it’s a hate crime. It’s more just showing, you know, a simple gesture of frustration. … It’s a bunch of horse crap, what’s going on in the presidency and with the Democratic Party.”
Pinell said he plans to vote for Trump and dumped the manure to protest Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, citing her stance on abortion and use of a private email server.
“The reasons for doing it is as big as the pile itself,” he said.
Pinell is scheduled to appear Nov. 3 in Lebanon Municipal Court for arraignment, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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