After Cesar Sayoc drove around in a white van with a photo of Michael Moore with a bullseye on it, the “Fahrenheit 11/9” director realized that it was not the first time he had seen Sayoc, who was arrested Friday in connection with a series of bombs mailed to CNN, prominent Democrats, and critics of Donald Trump.
Moore took to Twitter to share a video of Sayoc in Melbourne, Florida at Trump’s first 2020 re-election rally in February 2017. The footage was filmed for “Fahrenheit 11/9” but didn’t make the final cut.
“My direction to my producer Basel Hamdan and our longtime collaborator Eric Weinrib was to NOT film Trump, but rather only film the people who came out to see him,” said Moore in a post on his website. “My feeling was, after one month in office, we didn’t need to hear anything more from Trump — we already knew everything we needed to know about him.”
The momentary glimpses of Sayoc (seen at 0:42, 1:34, 1:44 and 3:15 of the video) show him chanting alongside other Trump supporters, “CNN sucks!” and “Tell the truth!” while carrying a poster plastered with more pro-Trump rhetoric.
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