Cobo defended what he wrote and said he was not racist.
"I never hurt anybody, nor did I have the intent to," Cobo said. "I never said I was actually going to hit anybody with a vehicle. They assumed it. Never would have thought it would be a big deal.
"I still can't figure out why I'm being called a racist. I've never even said anything racist."
Cobo admitted his intent was to upset people.
"I was poking at them, trying to get a reaction like they do to the Trump supporters," Cobo said. "Just hurt feelings like they do to everybody that doesn't feel the same way they do about life."
He also denied that his post was referencing Heyer’s death, but he was not sympathetic, the Republic reported.
"If you play in the road, you might get hit by a car. My parents taught me that when I was little," he said. "Now, her family has $225,000, because she played in the street, and people feel sorry for her family."
A GoFundMe page created to raise money for Heyer's family raised nearly $225,000, before it was closed.
Cobo said he had no regrets.
"I don't care that I got fired. I already got another job," he said. "The only thing that upsets me about this situation is that adults are able to throw a tantrum and raise hell and get what they want by doing so. This is not how America is supposed to work."
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