Man Charged With Sending Death Threats to Boston Globe After Trump Editorial: ‘You’re the Enemy of the People’


FBI agents arrested and charged a California man with making threats against the Boston Globe, NBC News reported Thursday.

Robert Chain, 68, was arrested after threatening employees of the newspaper over its recent editorial decrying President Donald Trump‘s anti-press rhetoric.

Per NBC News, Chain was recorded calling into the Boston Globe and threatening to kill employees, echoing Trump’s rhetoric about the media.

“You’re the enemy of the people,” a transcript of the chilling call reads, “and we’re going to kill every fucking one of you.”

“Hey, why don’t you call the F, why don’t you call Mueller, maybe he can help you out buddy. Still there faggot? Alright, why, you going to trace my call? What are you going to do motherfucker? You ain’t going to do shit. I’m going to shoot you in the fucking head later today, at 4 o’clock. Goodbye.”

Chain made around 14 threatening calls to the Globe from August 10 to August 22, per NBC News.

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