Cesar Sayoc, the alleged attempted bomber behind the suspicious packages sent to former president Barack Obama, former first lady Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and others, worked at a strip club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on the day before he was arrested. Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, stripped at the same club in April — in her “Make America Horny Again” anti-Trump tour.
Ultra Gentlemen’s Club manager Stacey Saccal confirmed to WPTV that Sayoc worked there as recently as Thursday afternoon. He had worked there for two months as a DJ and doorman. Saccal said there had been no complaints about Sayoc from other employees before Sayoc’s arrest Friday.
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The other employees were in “shock and disbelief” after learning about the arrest, the manager said. “I never knew that his van was covered in political stickers. I thought it was an ice cream truck,” Saccal said.
In April, porn star Stephanie Clifford — better known by her stage name “Stormy Daniels” — performed at Ultra, inspiring a protest. She stripped days before the president arrived at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, less than five miles west of the club.
Clifford’s performance was part of her “Make America Horny Again” tour, drawing attention to her alleged affair with President Trump.
Stormy Daniels drew two types of crowds to Ultra. “They want to see what the big guy put his hands on,” Fabian Uribe, a limousine driver who drove a group to the club and stayed for the show, told the Palm Beach Post in April. “I’ll pay $35 just to see what she looks like. I guess the president didn’t want to come.”
Supporters mentioned Clifford’s fight to get out of a confidentiality agreement with Trump.
On the flip side, protesters stood outside the entrance, yelling, “Pervert!” to the crowd entering Ultra Gentlemen’s Club.
Indeed, some Ultra regulars walked out before Clifford took the stage. “I just got bored,” John Forrest, a Palm Beach County contractor, told the Post. “I don’t think she is doing the right thing. She is just exploiting Donald Trump.”
“I’m a Trumper. I just want to see what all the drama is about,” Amanda Nelson told the Post. “It’s all hearsay anyway. You never know, he may walk through the door.”
Sayoc has not explained why he decided to work at Ultra. Scott Meigs, a fellow DJ who worked with Sayoc for 20 years, said the “MAGA bomber” volunteered to work for him on Thursday so he could take his son to Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
That night, Sayoc reportedly brought in two duffel bags and a cooler. Meigs said he did not know whether there were weapons in the bags.
It remains unknown exactly why Sayoc decided to work at Ultra. He may or may not have known about Stormy Daniels’ performance in April. Given his stance on Trump, however, it seems he had no idea the former porn star engaged in an odd sort of protest against the president at that same club.
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