Trump-loving bomb suspect claimed to be a Seminole — but the tribe denies he's a member
The Seminole Tribe of Florida Color Guardsmen await to present the colors during a welcoming party for participants of Fleet Week Port Everglades 2014 from South Florida local community leaders at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 28. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released.

Bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. regularly claimed to be a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida — but the tribe denied his claims.


In tweets on his "Cesar Altieri" account, the suspect regularly associated himself with "the Unconquered Seminole Tribe."

In a statement to Politico Florida correspondent Marc Caputo, however, tribal spokesman Gary Bitner said "there’s no record of him being a member of the Tribe."

"He’s not a member of the Seminole Tribe, has never been a member of the Seminole Tribe," the statement read.

The tribe acknowledged that it's "difficult" to know for sure whether the suspect was a member because he "has used so many names," but added that he never worked for the tribe as well — another of Sayoc's claims.

Along with claiming to work for the Seminoles, Sayoc also owned or managed a company called Native American Catering.