Package bomb suspect 'found a father in Trump,' his family's lawyer says

Mugshots of bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc are reflected on a portrait of President Trump prior to a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC on October 26, 2018.
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Cesar Sayoc, the suspect arrested in connection to the package bombs mailed to prominent Democratic and media figures this past week, "was someone lost" who "found a father in [President] Trump," Sayoc's family's attorney, Ron Lowy, said on CNN Friday night.

Lowy told CNN's Anderson Cooper he believes Sayoc "was attracted to the Trump formula of reaching out ... to these types of outsiders, people who don't fit in, people who are angry at America, telling them they have a place at the table, telling them that it's okay to get angry." He described Sayoc as acting "like a 14-year-old in an adult's body," not "working on all cylinders."

Sayoc is now subject to multiple federal charges. Watch Lowy's full comments below; his segment begins around the 10-minute mark. Bonnie Kristian

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