The suspected terrorist behind this week’s botched suicide-bombing in the heart of mid-town Manhattan taunted President Trump on social media hours before the attack, saying Trump “failed to protect” the United States.
Akayed Ullah -the 27-year-old Bangladeshi native who attempted to sow chaos during the nation’s busiest rush hour commute- mocked the President on Facebook, posting the chilling message moments before he traveled to Times Square to commit his brutal act of terror.
“Trump you failed to protect your nation,” he wrote.
According to the New York Post, Ullah also scribbled bizarre notes in his passport prior to the incident, including “O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE.”
Officials close to the investigation say Ullah was radicalized in 2014, when he began reading ISIS inspired propaganda online and listening to the sermons of a jailed jihadi cleric on the internet.
The Brooklyn resident attempted to detonate a home-made pipe-bomb Monday morning, concealing the explosive under his jacket as he stalked the hallways under New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Ullah and four other innocent bystanders were injured when the improvised bomb failed to properly detonate.