Trump supporter admits writing anti-Trump graffiti at elementary school to try to frame liberals 
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A supporter of President Trump in Connecticut says he wrote threatening anti-Trump graffiti on elementary school equipment hoping to frame Democrats because he believes they are "disrespectful to our government." 

Stephen Marks, 32, wrote “Kill Trump,” “Left is the best,” "Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights MORE 2020" and “Death to Trump” on playground equipment at Hartford's Morley Elementary School last month, according to the Hartford Courant.

Marks has been ordered by a judge to stay away from the school and has a court date next month.

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He told the newspaper that he was was taking his dog to the park on a bicycle when he found a green marker and “had the dumb idea to vandalize the school with what would seem to be liberal hate speech.”

A surveillance camera caught the vandalism, and police posted footage showing him riding around on his bike and then writing on the equipment. Marks said he turned himself in after seeing the footage on the news.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace, according to the Courant.

Marks apologized for the incident, saying he knows his actions were “stupid” and "illegal," adding he would "never harm the president or any member of government."

Marks told police he vandalized the equipment "out of anger towards liberals and they are breaking major laws every day and being disrespectful towards our government,” the Courant reported.