Filmmaker Michael Moore has released footage he filmed while making the movie Fahrenheit 11/9 that shows the MAGAbomber suspect at a Donald Trump rally.
Moore posted the ‘raw and unedited’ outtake to Facebook on Sunday, which shows Cesar Sayoc among a crowd of Trump supporters heckling the media.
Sayoc, 56, can be seen at the rally holding a ‘CNN sucks’ sign and wearing a tank top that featured the same pro-Trump stickers he stuck to his van.
His sign reads ‘Boycott – Banded – Blocked, Fake news and dishonest media CNN sucks’.
Sayoc smiles wide as he and the crowd chants ‘CNN sucks!’ and ‘Tell the truth!’ during the short clip.
Fast-forward to a year, and Sayoc has been accused of sending a pipe bomb to CNN’s New York office, as well as a slew of prominent Democrats and Trump critics.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has released footage he filmed while making the movie Fahrenheit 11/9 that shows MAGAbomber suspect Cesar Sayoc at a Donald Trump rally
Sayoc, 56, can be seen at the rally holding a ‘CNN sucks’ sign and wearing a tank top that featured the same pro-Trump stickers he stuck to his van
Moore said he first encountered Sayoc 20 months ago while filming Trump’s first ‘Trump 2020 Re-election Rally’ in Melbourne, Florida a month after his inauguration
Moore said he first encountered Sayoc 20 months ago while filming Trump’s first ‘Trump 2020 Re-election Rally’ in Melbourne, Florida a month after his inauguration.
The filmmaker said he explicitly told his crew that he did not want to film Trump but rather the people who had come out to cheer him on.
‘Who we needed to understand were our fellow Americans, lost souls full of anger and possible violence, easily fed a pile of lies so large and toxic that we wondered if there would ever be a chance that we could bring them back from the Dark Side,’ Moore wrote.
Moore said he decided to share the clip of Sayoc so as to give people a ‘momentary glimpse of him in action’.
‘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,’ Moore wrote.
Moore posted the ‘raw and unedited’ outtake to Facebook on Sunday, which shows Cesar Sayoc among a crowd of Trump supporters heckling the media
Sayoc had previously posted a photo of himself from the same rally on Twitter (pictured)
Moore said he decided to share the clip of Sayoc so as to give people a ‘momentary glimpse of him in action’
‘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.
‘Men, people like Cesar have been led to believe, were and are under attack by the likes of Hillary and Michelle and all those “feminazis” who’ve had but one mission: political castration. The theft of power from the patriarchy that had been in place for 10,000 years. The end of men.’
Moore said he wanted to show what Sayoc ‘had become by early 2017’.
‘His body grossly deformed into what he thought a man should be, muscles the size of basketballs, he’s wearing a sleeveless white T-shirt, holding a big anti-CNN sign.’
‘And, along with his fellow Trumpsters, is yelling at the journalists who had gathered in the media pen.’
‘If you pause on him you will also see something profound,’ Moore continued. ‘Underneath his threatening Hulk-like exterior, there is fear in his eyes and, for a quick moment, you can see he is already gone, a lost dog with no direction home.’
Fast-forward to a year from the rally, and Sayoc has been accused of sending a pipe bomb to CNN’s New York office (pictured)
Sayo also allegedly sent at least 14 explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill and Hillary Clinton
‘Cesar and his bros ARE at war…against us, the majority, and they are at war inside of and against themselves. This is why they will lose, but not before they take a few of us with them.’
Moore admitted that he was personally ‘a bit shaken’ when he saw a photo of himself, with a crosshairs target over his face, on Sayoc’s van.
Because Moore was included in his van, authorities even began to search and see if he had also attempted to send a pipe bomb in the mail to the director as well.
‘Over the past 15 years I have encountered men like him many times. I stopped counting the death threats long ago,’ he wrote.
‘So none of this week’s abhorrence surprises me in the least—except for the fact that it is the President himself who is the “what-me?” instigator of it.’
Moore admitted that he was personally ‘a bit shaken’ when he saw a photo of himself, with a crosshairs target over his face, on Sayoc’s van (pictured)
In addition to Moore, stickers featured red shooting targets over the faces of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and CNN commentator Van Jones
‘Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to sit down with Mr. Sayoc and break bread and ask him “why me?” on his van?’
Moore spent his concluding paragraph mourning the loss of life in Pittsburgh and asking his followers to vote on November 6 and ‘end this madness’.
‘No matter what awful events await us in the coming days or weeks, we will not be deterred from our singular mission,’ he wrote.
The video, which has racked up more than 76,000 views, comes hours after it was revealed authorities had recovered items from Sayoc’s van that seem to indicate he assembled the explosive devices inside the vehicle.
Investigators found a printer, stamps, paper, unidentified powder, and equipment for soldering – a process in which two or more items are joined together by melting – inside the van after Sayoc’s arrest on Friday.
Sayoc, who was reportedly living in his van, allegedly sent at least 14 explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats, including
Sayoc’s former manager Debra Gureghian (pictured) said his van was ‘freaky scary’ and that he talked about wanting to return to the ‘Hitler days’
A collage of three images from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign featuring him and running mate Mike Pence are featured with the flag for the Seminole Tribe – which Sayoc claims to be a part of – and the words: ‘Native Americans For Trump’
He has been charged with illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, assaulting current and former federal officers, interstate transportation of an explosive, and threatening interstate communications.
Sayoc’s former manager has since revealed what she saw inside the van – which she called ‘freaky scary’ – when he gave her a ride home once last year.
Debra Gureghian is the general manager of New River Pizza & Fresh Kitchen, where Sayoc worked as a pizza deliveryman from January 2017 to January 2018.
Among the dirty clothes, fast food wrappers, and bottles of alcohol were puppets, mannequins, and Barbie dolls – all with their heads cut off – and nooses.
‘All I thought was, ‘Holy sh**, is there a way out of here? Am I able to open the door? How do I tuck and roll?” Gureghian recalled.
‘Because at any given moment he could have snapped.’
A photo circulating on social media shows a man driving the sticker-covered van in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 18
Gureghian said that Sayoc wanted to ‘go back to the Hitler days’ and be a ‘foot soldier’ for the white supremacy movement.
‘He talked about being an American Indian, but said he wanted to go back to the Hitler days,’ she told the
‘He loved that regime, he loved that white supremacy. He wanted to be a foot soldier, and would say that if we had that kind of mentality today, everybody would toe the line, everybody would fall into place.’
‘It’s basically the white supremacists, the white foot soldiers that he wants to follow and lead. He wanted to be a leader.’
Gureghian, who is a lesbian, said Sayoc would tell her she was an ‘abomination’ and ‘God’s mistake’.
‘He knew I was very proud of my sexuality. More than once he told me if he had completely autonomy, I would burn in hell with all the blacks and Jews and Hispanics,’ she told
‘It was just the white supremacists that were gonna rule the world. He said, ‘Debra, as much as I like you, you’re going to be the first one I burn.”
Authorities found a printer, stamps, paper, unidentified powder, and equipment for soldering – a process in which two or more items are joined together by melting – inside the van after Sayoc’s arrest on Friday
FBI officials are seen putting a blue tarp over the white commercial van after Sayoc was taken into custody Friday morning
Sayoc openly talked about his hatred for Obama and Clinton, as well as his love for Hitler.
‘He hated the Obamas,’ Gureghian said. ‘He called him a monkey and the N-word. He hated Hillary Clinton. He called her a lesbian. And Adolf Hitler, he loved. Adolf Hitler, he couldn’t say enough about.’
Sayoc’s van was impounded by authorities on Friday as Twitter users shared photos of the vehicle, which was covered in stickers supporting Trump.
In addition to Moore, stickers featured red shooting targets over the faces of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and CNN commentator Van Jones.
Prominently featured on the side of the van were the words: ‘I Am Donald Trump & I Approve This Message’.
Many of the messages sound eerily similar to Trump’s own comments, such as one poster with the words ‘THE SWAMP’ over the faces of top Democratic leaders, left-wing pundits and members of the media.
Just hours before his arrest, Sayoc read newspaper clippings at the strip club where he worked
Below that image were the words ‘DISHONEST MEDIA’ and ‘CNN SUCKS’ next to a photo of Jones with a target on his chest.
At the top of the back passenger-side window were several large stickers from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign which show the then-candidate and his running mate Mike Pence with their thumbs up.
Sayoc was arrested just before noon on Friday in the parking lot of AutoZone car parts store in Plantation.
Surveillance footage captured Sayoc reading newspaper clippings at the strip club where he worked just hours before his arrest.