Anti-Trump vandalism found on a school playground and other public areas in Connecticut was apparently the work of a Donald Trump supporter who admitted this week he was trying to frame the Resistance movement and liberals in general, according to the New York Daily News.
32-year-old Steven Marks admitted to scrawling the anti-Trump messages that were found on the Morley Elementary School playground in West Hartford, Connecticut. He also wrote anti-Trump slogans on a “Little Free Library” and a park bench, the report stated.
Police identified Marks after video surveillance placed him at the scene of the crime performing the acts in question. Marks was with his dog near the school when he found a green sharpie on the ground, he said. That’s when, according to the arrest warrant, he had “the dumb idea to vandalize the school with what would seem to be liberal hate speech,” he said.
The slogans Marks scribbled on the playground included “Kill Trump,” “Death to Trump,” “Left is Best,” and “Bernie Sanders 2020” in order to make the graffiti look like the work of liberals upset with the current administration.
The arrest warrant also suggested that Marks himself has some paranoid far-right views about liberalism in general. Liberals, Marks told them, are “disrespectful towards our government” and break the law themselves “every day,” he said.
According to the Hartford Courant, Marks did offer to clean up his graffiti, which he also described as a “stupid thing I did at the time.” He wrote a letter of apology to the school and to the parents of students who attend Morley Elementary.
“It was a stupid decision. I hope nobody wants to do the same because it’s wrong. I’m sorry,” he said.