A lawyer for the family of Cesar Sayoc Jr., the man charged with mailing bombs to 14 leading Democrats this week, said that Sayoc “found a father” in President Donald Trump.

Miami lawyer Ronald Lowy said on CNN, one of the bombing targets, while discussing the arrest of Sayoc. Lowy described him as a “sick individual” who was “lost” and needed help.

“He was looking for anything, and he found a father in Trump,” Lowy said, noting that the man’s father “abandoned him as a child” and “he was trying to create an identity.”

Lowy said that Sayoc was attracted to Trump’s messages, including reaching out to “outsiders” and “people who are angry at America.”

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He added that he doesn’t blame the president solely for the attempted attacks.

Sayoc was arrested early Friday and charged with five federal crimes for allegedly sending bombs to over a dozen Democratic figures including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The 56-year-old resident of Aventura, Florida, faces up to 48 years in prison.

Sayoc was taken into custody along with his white van that was plastered with right-wing political stickers, including one that read “CNN sucks.”

Sayoc’s Twitter and Facebook pages were also filled with pro-Trump and anti-Democratic content. CNN also uncovered footage from 2017 showing Sayoc at a Trump rally holding an anti-CNN sign.