An Ariz. Man Is Out of a Job After Posting About Plan to ‘Drive Through’ Trump Protesters

Arizona Republic via Facebook
Arizona Republic via Facebook

When will the troglodytes learn to keep their shitty comments offline? Will they all lose their jobs before this is over? Only time will tell. But, for now, one Arizona man is facing the music after making a vile Facebook post about driving his vehicle through people looking to protest President Donald Trump’s rally earlier this week in Phoenix.


I don’t think I need to tell you that it’s never a joke to threaten to run over people, especially after Heather Heyer’s tragic death at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Anyway, according to the Arizona Republic, James Cobo took it upon himself to post to the Protest Trump Downtown Phoenix page, writing, “You are all pathetic. Cant wait to drive through. 4x4 with push bumper will be sweet in this crowd. I named my lifted truck ‘trumper.’”

But ya know, for as much trash as there is on the internet, it is still a useful resource, and so the social-justice powers used their tech skills, browsing to locate Cobo’s employers to let them know exactly what kind of person they had working for them.

Less than 24 hours later, an automotive-services store in Buckeye, Ariz., West Valley Tires, posted a Facebook post of its own, blasting the comment and saying that that individual was no longer affiliated with the shop.

However, Cobo appears to be unrepentant about his comments, even after losing his job and receiving several death threats. He also insists that he never intended to hurt anyone.


“I never hurt anybody, nor did I have the intent to,” Cobo told the Republic. “I never said I was actually going to hit anybody with a vehicle. They assumed it. Never would have thought it would be a big deal.”

Cobo is also apparently baffled that people would think he is racist: “I still can’t figure out why I’m being called a racist. I’ve never even said anything racist.”


He did, however, acknowledge that he wanted to piss people off and “hurt feelings,” because of the pleasant sort of chap he is.

“I was poking at them, trying to get a reaction like they do to the Trump supporters,” Cobo told the newspaper. “Just hurt feelings like they do to everybody that doesn’t feel the same way they do about life.”


He added that although he was not referring to Heyer’s death, he didn’t particularly feel any sympathy about her death.

“If you play in the road, you might get hit by a car. My parents taught me that when I was little,” he said. “Now her family has $225,000 because she played in the street, and people feel sorry for her family.”


I think we have a solid candidate for “Dick of the Year” here.

“I don’t care that I got fired. I already got another job,” he added. “The only thing that upsets me about this situation is that adults are able to throw a tantrum and raise hell and get what they want by doing so. This is not how America is supposed to work.”


Read more at the Arizona Republic.

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I have found an appropriate vessel for my hatred today.

“’I was poking at them, trying to get a reaction like they do to the Trump supporters,’ Cobo said. ‘Just hurt feelings like they do to everybody that doesn’t feel the same way they do about life.’”

TRANSLATION: “I was being five. Five was an awesome age! I could shit myself and no one’d get too mad!”