An innocent UPS driver was killed by a New York man who remains convinced that he assassinated the President-Elect.

An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver from Candor said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise.

Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.”

He told the court that he knew where president elect Donald Trump would be on Dec. 8 and waited in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot kill him.

“I went there to purposely shoot and kill him and put him down,” Barkley said.

He told the court that he understood the difference between mistaking a person for being Trump and asserting that he actually killed Trump. When asked if any evidence could be presented to him to suggest he killed a different person, he said, “I would hope not.”

Barkley refuses to believe that he didn’t kill Trump, and can’t explain why he thought the President-Elect would be sitting in the cab of a semi-truck in a Walmart parking lot alone.

The family of the victim, William Schumacher, is understandably inconsolable over this utterly senseless death apparently caused by the liberal left’s incessant shrieking of Trump being a Nazi, that he was going to strip away people’s rights, etc.

Days after Mr. Schumacher’s senseless murder, a British man who had attempted to murder the real Donald Trump in Las Vegas in June, was sentenced to jail.

A British man was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday for grabbing a police officer’s gun in an attempt to assassinate Donald Trump, according to Wednesday reports.

Michael Sandford, now 20, reached for the firearm during a rally in Las Vegas in June when Trump was not yet president-elect, The Telegraph said.

Sandford, who has autism, was sentenced at a federal court in Las Vegas and had been facing up to 20 years in prison prior to his guilty plea. His lawyers have said he suffers from mental illness and was experiencing a psychotic episode during the incident.

Judge James Mahan on Tuesday told Sanford during his sentencing that the British man has “a medical problem.”

Sandford was leniently sentenced to just a year, and will be deported at the conclusion of his term.

We cannot, unfortunately, do the same to figures in the mainstream media who are whipping up a frenzy of hate against Trump and who are inspiring the unhinged to try to kill him.

Radical progressives and other mentally ill people will no doubt attempt to assassinate Mr. Trump based on fears ginned up by hysterical celebrities and deranged members of the media.

It’s utterly shameful behavior, and sadly, they seem to think of it as a virtue, instead of a symptom.