Was Jake Davison a Trump supporter? Suspected UK mass shooter claimed he was from Arizona
22-year-old Jake Davison, the man suspected of killing five people before turning the gun on himself in a mass shooting in England on Thursday night, August 12, 2021, was reportedly an incel Trump supporter, who posted about "devil worshippers" in government. As per the latest reports, the suspected shooter, who was named by police as Davison, is reported to have worked in construction.
In what was reportedly the worst mass shooting in Britain since 2010, Davison killed his mom, Maxine Davison, a 3-year-old girl named Sophie Martyn, the girl’s father, Lee Martyn, as well as two bystanders, Stephen Washington and Kate Shepherd, in a horrifying 6-minute rampage.
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As per the latest reports, Britain hasn’t seen a mass shooting on the scale of Plymouth since 2010, when 52-year-old taxi driver Derrick Bird went on a rampage that saw him shoot 12 people dead in west Cumbria.
Davison's mother disapproved of his misogynistic views, which caused the two to frequently clash, an acquaintance reportedly said. He also "beat up his father a couple of months ago," another source revealed. As it turns out, Davison had been struggling with his mental health for a while, and urgently needed help, but wasn’t able to get it in time, a family friend reportedly wrote on Facebook.
"The NHS basically said they are short staffed and that was it," the friend wrote as per a report in The Daily Beast. "The family even asked the police to come out to see him… they didn’t do a welfare check. And now six people are dead."
A lot happened before the shooting - on Facebook, Davison expressed admiration for Donald Trump; on YouTube, he posted multiple self-pitying videos where he identified himself as part of the incel community. Additionally, on his Facebook page, the 22-year-old claimed to be from Arizona. However, reports claim that his distinctive accent is typical of people from the southwest of England.
In the comments, Davison also wrote about conspiracy theories that sound similar to those shared and believed by QAnon supporters. He reportedly wrote, "Scepticism of government is key and everyone should be ready and prepared for anything bad that could happen. I am aware much of the government is deeply flawed there are many paedophiles and even reported devil worshipers people that sell us out to foreign countries."
Was he a Trump supporter?
In one post from 2018, Davison shared a Trump quote. When his friends mocked him in the comments section, he wrote, "You may not agree with his political views (I do) but he is different from the scum like Hillary or the people running our country like the neo-con sellout that is [then-British Prime Minister] Theresa May."
Additionally, Davison’s Facebook likes suggest that he was obsessed with conservative US politics. He was following the pages of Trump, all the Trump kids, his businesses, in addition to pages for the NRA, Fox News, Breitbart, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and one called 'Ted Nugent for President'. In one comment, he said it was his dream to move to the States.