The CEO who promised to kill President-elect Donald Trump just got massive justice after his public discussion of an assassination attempt. This is killer …
Matt Harrigan, the CEO of Packetsled, announced on Sunday in a Facebook post that he was going to “kill the president. Elect.” In an ironic turn of events, Packetsled is actually a “next generation network security” company that promises to provide “continuous monitoring, threat detection and network forensics.” So as CEO of a cyber threat management company he possibly should have known better.
He didn’t. In fact, in addition to his original comment, Harrigan reportedly went further, engaging in more discussion about the assassination attempt, including saying he was going to get a sniper rifle and wait for the right time to strike.
He also didn’t seem to mind that the FBI and the Secret Service would be alerted. He taunted the organizations instead. Please note that the language below may be offensive.
Harrigan eventually issued an apology after his tirade and posted it on Packetsled’s website. The apology read:
“My recent Facebook comment was intended to be a joke, in the context of a larger conversation, and only privately shared as such. Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not engage in this form of rhetoric with any level of seriousness and the comment most certainly does not represent my real personal views in any regard. I apologize if anything that I said was either taken seriously, was offensive, or caused any legitimate concern. Best Regards, Matt Harrigan.”
But Packetsled wasn’t buying the apology and asked for a resignation instead.
PacketSled Accepts Matthew Harrigan Resignation: pic.twitter.com/ukwLdeO9YO
— packetsled (@packetsled) November 15, 2016
“Boom!” went the dynamite. You don’t play around with threats against the government officials, and openly stating you are going to assassinate the president-elect is just foolish. Harrigan learned quickly how seriously people took his “joke.”
H/T The Gateway Pundit
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