Social media accounts reportedly belonging to Connor Sturgeon, the suspected triggerman in Monday’s deadly mass shooting in Louisville, showed an embittered Never-Trumper who promulgated COVID lockdown misinformation, according to the Post Millennial.
In response to a Reddit thread about an appearance by Donald Trump in Alabama, which called Trump “a frail pathetic thin-skinned loser,” Sturgeon wrote, “I’ll be doing my part to make sure it is not the warm response he’s looking for.”
Before Monday’s mass shooting, Sturgeon reportedly posted ominously on Instagram and in text messages, warning that “they won’t listen to words or protests, let’s see if they hear this,” and reportedly admitting that “he was feeling suicidal and would shoot up the bank.”
Another message threatened, “I could burn this whole place down,” and another that stated “I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it.”
“This is what happens when Radical Leftist Administration Empowers Crazies!” tweeted one Kentuckian. “This is My Hometown and the main reason I moved a county south in 2019!”
Sturgeon also promoted anti-Trump memes that grossly distorted the former president’s comments on racism, with a comic of a hulkster bragging he got so big by doing “one push-up” for “Every time Trump tweets some racist sh*t.”
In another post cheerleading for COVID lockdowns, Sturgeon, using his CSturg41 handle, boasted, “Finally, an excuse to stay in without being a bad person.”
Sebastian Gorka, former Trump-era assistant to the president, noted that Sturgeon’s accounts were being wiped from social media.
“These were the anti-Trump and pro-lockdown posts,” Gorka wrote, denouncing the suspected shooter as “another Democrat killer,” while encouraging people honor the victims.