Man accused of threatening Boston Globe says Trump ‘saved’ America

A man arrested Thursday for allegedly making threats against The Boston Globe praised President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE as he left court following his release on bail. 

“I would like to make one statement. America was saved when Donald J. Trump was elected president,” Robert Chain told reporters, according to Boston's local CBS station


Chain, who was arrested near Los Angeles, was charged with making 14 threatening phone calls to the newspaper after it led a campaign denouncing Trump’s attacks on the media. 

“To label the press ‘the enemy of the people’ is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries," the Globe wrote in its editorial. Trump has used the phrase "enemy of the people" to refer to media.

Court documents show Chain began threatening the paper soon after the campaign was announced

"You’re the enemy of the people, and we’re going to kill every f---ing one of you," Chain allegedly said in one phone call, according to CNN

Before being released on bond, Chain was ordered to give up all the guns in his possession. Authorities reportedly discovered at least 20 firearms in his home. He faces up to five years behind bars and a fine of $250,000. He is expected to be flown to Boston to be arraigned.

"We are grateful to the FBI, the US Attorney's Office, the Boston Police, and local authorities in California for the work they did in protecting the Globe while threats were coming in, for investigating the source, and for making this arrest. We couldn’t have asked for a stronger response," Jane Bowman, vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships, said in a statement to The Hill. 

"While it was unsettling for many of our staffers to be threatened in such a way, nobody — really, nobody — let it get in the way of the important work of this institution," she added.