Man who was going to ‘take care of Trump’ sentenced in Nebraska court

A Wyoming man was sentenced Friday for making a threat against the President. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Wyoming man was sentenced Friday for making a threat against the President.

United States Attorney Joe Kelly said in a news release that Timothy Cessor, age 27, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced to time served.  Cessor has served 20 months in custody.

After Cessor’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

Cessor was convicted on July 29, 2020, following a three-day jury trial.

Kelly said evidence at trial established that Cessor broke into his father’s gun safe in his home in Cheyenne, took a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition, and began driving east toward Washington, D.C., to kill the President of the United States.

Cessor made a short cell phone video in which he declared that he “will not tolerate an incompetent white house,” according to the release.

Cessor set out to go to the White House to shoot the President, Kelly said. A few hours into the trip east, while Cessor was in Nebraska, he called his father and stated that he was going to “take care of Trump.”

After speaking with his father, Cessor turned around and returned to Cheyenne and received treatment at a medical facility in Cheyenne. While at the medical facility, Cessor stated that he had begun driving to Washington to kill the President.

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