Christopher Cantwell, who gained notoriety after being featured in a Vice News documentary about the Charlottesville terror attack, wept openly during a YouTube video posted Saturday at the possibility of being arrested.
Clearly upset, Cantwell attempted to compose himself throughout the video and said, “I called the Charlottesville Police Department … and I said, ‘I have been told that there’s a warrant out for my arrest.’ They said that they wouldn’t confirm it but that I could find this out if I wanted to go a local magistrate or something.”
Cantwell claimed that any violence that he was involved in was justified because it was done “in defense of myself and others” and that if he went to jail, “it won’t be the first time.”
Cantwell revealed to Digg on Wednesday that he found out that there is no active warrant for his arrest.
He also told Digg that many of his online accounts — such as Instagram and PayPal — have been shut down. Cantwell did not reveal why he believes his accounts were shut down, nor did he offer any proof that they had been closed. But he did say that he sees the closures unfair because he doesn’t “want violence” but a “more peaceful society instead.”
However, he doubled down on comments that violence is still an option for him to stop those who disrupt the peace and said that the suspect who drove a vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters — which killed one woman and injured scores more — was an act of “self-defense.”
During his interview with Vice News, Cantwell had mixed sentiments about President Donald Trump.
He complained that the president “doesn’t agree with us on the racial stuff” and had hoped for a leader who was a “lot more racist,” but he lauded Trump’s efforts in preventing “us from falling to communism.”
“We have interests that overlap because we want to save the country,” Cantwell told Vice News, but he noted that he was appalled that Trump allowed a Jew to “steal his daughter,” referring to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
“[I want a leader unlike] somebody like Donald Trump, who does not give his daughter to a Jew,” he said. “I don’t think you could feel the way I do about race, and watch that Kushner bastard walk around with that beautiful girl.”
Later in the Vice News documentary, Cantwell said, “The fact that nobody on our side died I would go ahead and call that points for us. The fact that none of our people killed anyone unjustly, I think is a plus for us. We showed our rivals we won’t be cowed,” and added that “a lot more people are going to die before we’re done here.”
Watch Cantwell’s remarks in the video below.
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