A 36-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for threatening to assassinate U.S. President Donald Trump, prosecutors stated.
Mickael Gedlu was sentenced Friday, in accordance to a press release from U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox’s workplace in Dallas. He pleaded responsible in December to making threats in opposition to Trump.
According to plea paperwork, Gedlu admitted he threatened Trump’s life on social media, stating on YouTube: “I’m ready for Trump to go to Dallas earlier than I try to assassinate him.”
During court docket proceedings, prosecutors stated that on May 31, 2018, Gedlu was noticed throughout the road from Dallas’ Adolphus Hotel simply 30 minutes earlier than Trump arrived there for a fundraiser. Dallas law enforcement officials seen Gedlu holding a “Kill Trump” signal and detained him as he screamed, “Kill the president.”