Dominic Joseph Puopolo appeared in a Miami-Dade court after posting a video outlining his plan on Twitter
Dominic Joseph Puopolo Jr posted a video on Twitter saying he intended to use a high powered rifle to carry out the assassination attempt at the ceremony on Friday.
But according to Dailymail.com, he once donated £16,000 ($20,000US) to the Democratic National Committee.
There are also photographs of him sitting near Hillary Clinton when she gave the eulogy at his mother Sonia’s funeral – she was on one of the jets which flew into the World Trade Centre in the 9/11 attacks.
Clinton referred to Puopolo’s “computer wizardry” during the speech.
A computer consultant, he claims to have given testimonies in terror cases as an expert witness – citing an appearance in a German federal court in Hamburg from 2003 to 2008.
Puopolo also alleges he served in the Navy.
He previously posted a photo of himself holding a photo of his mother in front of a wall with an image of Colin Powell and a snap of Ronald Reagan.
The website also claims Puopolo says he is a close friend of John Kerry, the outgoing Secretary of State, and has posted a number of photos of him
According to abc channel Local10, he was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of threatening to harm a public servant.
Up to 900,000 people are expected to be watching the parade and Inauguration in Washington on Friday.
Puopolo appeared in court in Miami-Dade on Wednesday after being taken in by cops.
The judge, Mindy Glazier, held up a photo of the tweet and read out what it said to the court.
She explained Puopolo, 51, was using the Twitter handle “lordjesuschrist1701@secretservice.”
Glazier, brandishing a photocopy of the tweet read it out to the court saying: “On Inauguration day I will kill President-elect Donald Trump with a high powered rifle Wesley Scopes Booth.”
Puopolo posted his video on Tuesday saying he was planning on killing President-elect Trump: “This is the 16th of January 2017. I will be at the review/inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President-elect Trump today.”
The judge was told in court when she queried the name: “Your Honour he does go by the name, he claims to be Jesus Christ.”