In the manifesto, Tarrant posed a series of questions to himself. “Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?” the author of the manifesto wrote. The manifesto indicates that he moved to New Zealand to stage his alleged attack, which he had been planning for two years. Another tweet linked to video of attack helicopters shooting at what appears to be a Middle Eastern town. The alleged shooter’s focus on streaming his attack on social media echoed the 2015 murder on live television of two journalists in Roanoke. After all,” he wrote, “I am a private and mostly introverted person.” Once again, the alleged shooter wore tactical gear, adopting the identity of what academic researchers call a pseudocommando.
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