Mechanic: Baseball field shooter ranted about Trump before attack
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A mechanic at an auto repair shop in Alexandria, Va., said the gunman who opened fire last week during a congressional GOP baseball practice ranted about President Trump the day before.

"This man was just so passionate and hateful toward Trump," said Crist Dauberman, a mechanic at the Del Rey Service Center told the Chicago Tribune, recounting a conversation he had with James Hodgkinson.

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The mechanic said Hodgkinson, who was a volunteer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOPINION | Shailene Woodley: US should run on renewable energy by 2050 Gore: Progressive ideas 'gaining ground' among Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE's (I-Vt.) Democratic presidential campaign, also said Trump has screwed up the U.S. “more than anyone in the history of this country” during his tirade.

According to several accounts Hodgkinson, who was from Belleville, Ill., had been living out of his car. However, Dauberman said he was inquiring whether his car’s tires would last during a trip back to Illinois.

Hodgkinson reportedly had a hit list that included the names of several Republican lawmakers.

"It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary [Clinton]. This was different. It was deeply rooted to where his whole tone and composure changed. His voice got loud and deep. There was so much anger in it,” Dauberman continued.

Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others last Wednesday during an early morning baseball practice in Alexandria. He later died after being shot by police.