Federal authorities in the United States have identified and arrested a suspect in the attempted bombings that have dominated headlines for days.\nCesar Sayoc mailed pipe bombs to eleven individuals and instutitions, including CNN, the Clintons, the Obamas, George Soros, Robert De Niro, and Maxine Waters.\nALSO READ: Opinion: To Canada, Pipe Bomb Packages Show The U.S. Has Finally Slipped Into Fascism\nThe targets have one feature in common: all of them are political rivals of Donald Trump. This incident, which has captivated national attention all week, will likely have far-reaching political and social consequences.\nI am just waiting for Trump to always blame the media and Democrats. He is incapable of taking responsibility for his own wrongdoings then again if he was normal President, we wouldn't have #MAGABomber today. pic.twitter.com/iBmflAx1Yt\n— Hijra (@Hijra93) October 26, 2018\nEarly reports suggest that Sayoc was a mysterious figure active in far-right groups.\nHere's eveything we know so far.\nHe is obssessed with Donald Trump\nJust take a look at Sayoc's van:\nLooking at the #MAGABomber’s van you gotta wonder how they ever managed to find him... pic.twitter.com/l0UnlSMsqH\n— Mizzly (@mizzlywizz) October 26, 2018\nThe vehicle is covered in threats and menacing images of liberal political figures.\nSayoc also attended multiple Trump rallies and seems to have participated in any Trump-related activities he could access.\n#MAGAbomber Suspect Has Long Criminal History, Posted Racist Memes, Death Threats Against Liberals - https://t.co/k6WkmJXWi0 pic.twitter.com/LrJkRcYiYn\n— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) October 26, 2018\nThe #MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc is literally wearing a #MAGA hat at a Trump rally, and Trump thinks he has nothing to do with the toxic culture that empowered this guy.(Vid: @JamieOGrady)pic.twitter.com/Z23ifT6Oaa\n— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 26, 2018\nIt is unclear what motivated this obsession with the president. But it will be hard for Trump to claim that his rhetoric and actions are not at least partly responsible for instigating Sayoc's attacks.\nHe worships celebrity\nIf reports are accurate, Sayoc gained a following among Trump-supporting extremists.\nMAGA Bomber Cesar Sayoc, Jr was a regular at Trump rallies and considered a "celebrity" amongst the fanatics. pic.twitter.com/KgoC12RjIj\n— Pesach 'Pace' Lattin (@pacelattin) October 26, 2018\nThe aim for celebrity may have motivated him to send those packages. This would suggest that, in fact, Sayoc wanted to be caught.\nThat could actually be more troubling. If Sayoc planned on his capture, his true aim may have been to inspire other fanatics.\nSayoc also provides insight into Trump's cult-like following. While, of course, Sayoc is an outlier and most Trump-supporters do not harbour violent inclinations (though the policies they support do inflict physical harm), he is a symptom of an alarming phenomenon: personality-worship and the subsequent escalation of American political discourse from rhetorical disagreements to volatile conflict.\nThe far-right is going crazy with conspiracy theories\nFor days, individuals on the far-right have claimed that the "MAGABomber" is a Democratic operative working to tarnish Trump's reputation.\nRemember that time @DonaldJTrumpJr liked the tweet calling these bombs “FAKE BOMBS” the morning the FBI arrested the #MAGAbomber? Sad! pic.twitter.com/38CnAsERYz\n— TheDon of Bankruptcy (@DonOfBankruptcy) October 26, 2018\nFake Mail BombsThis is the #NRA of today#MAGABomber is probably a member... pic.twitter.com/NDSDf6hQaT\n— GO VOTE! NOW! 🌊🌊🌊 SERIOUSLY! GO VOTE (@montanamajik) October 26, 2018\nWhen Sayoc's name was released, some pointed out that one possible anagram of his name is "a accessory." This has only bolstered conspiracy theories.\nSuch theories are dangerous and only further inflame fanatics like Sayoc.\nHe has a mysterious history\nSayoc runs multiple mysterious business, including, apparently, a strip club, dry cleaning store, and catering company.\nHe has also been arrested multiple times already.\n*If* The pipe bomb suspect has been correctly identified, (as 56 y/o Cesar Sayoc) worth noting that according to Lexis/Nexis, he runs a couple of companies with “Native American” in the title pic.twitter.com/AXRPwifB4k\n— Will Carless (@willcarless) October 26, 2018\nSome suggest that we are not yet aware of all of Sayoc's involvements.\nExpect more information about his associations to become clear in the coming days.