The CEO of a San Diego-based security firm, PacketSled, has now lost his job and his reputation, for posting threats on social media to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump.
Ironically, he’s getting death threats, has had to temporarily move his family, says he feels stupid, and is sorry, sorry, sorry.
Matt Harrigan claims he was drunk on election night when he posted the “stupid comments” on his personal Facebook page that said, “I’m going to kill the president-elect” and “Bring it secret service.”
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The secret service did bring it – they came knocking on the door of his home in Del Mar, California, where they interviewed him for two hours.
Other statements Harrigan made included, “Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the whitehouse that suits you mother****. I’ll find you.”
In an interview with San Diego ABC 10 News, Harrigan said he realized he made a big, stupid mistake: “I was blown away and that was the moment I knew that that wow, I, ya know, something that I said completely off the cuff that I obviously have no intention of participating in, um, while drinking on Election Night, has now made it out to somewhere that it never belonged.”
“I feel stupid,” he said. “He is gonna be our president now and I hope he can do a great job for us … Anybody who took offense to what I said, I’m deeply apologetic.”
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