Alleged White House shooter Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez made a 20-minute video intended for Oprah Winfrey in which he claimed he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.
“You see Oprah, there is still so much more that God needs for me to express to the world. It’s not just a coincidence that I look like Jesus. I am the modern day Jesus Christ that you all have been waiting for,” Ortega-Hernandez says in a video obtained by Idaho’s KBOI news.
“So I ask you Oprah, better yet, I’m begging you Oprah please cast me onto your show, Oprah. It is so crucial that the world hears God’s word for the fate of humanity, for the fate of mankind, for the fate of me seeing my son grow older, please Oprah I’m begging you,” Ortega-Hernandez said in the video.
Ortega-Hernandez was arrested on Wednesday by police in Pennsylvania acting on a tip given to the Secret Service. Authorities say he shot about nine rounds at the White House from his car on 17th Street last Friday night and abandoned his car a few blocks away.
In the video, apparently recorded by a student at Idaho State University, Ortega-Hernandez rants about the “gangster Olympics,” Discovery channel’s Shark Week, his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana, and his opposition to the U.S. stealing oil from other countries.
“Please do not take me as a joke or as a deception. I have never felt so sure that I was sent here by God to lead the world to Zion,” Ortega-Hernandez says.