On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive?

he was anarchist
he was a professional killer paid by unknown source
he was a Cuban Revolution supporter
he wanted to impress Jodie Foster
Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a dis­turbed pro­tag­o­nist plots to as­sas­si­nate a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. Failing to develop any mean­ing­ful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child pros­ti­tute in the film, Hinckley de­vel­oped a plot to as­sas­si­nate the pres­i­dent to get her at­ten­tion.

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he was anarchist
he was a professional killer paid by unknown source
he was a Cuban Revolution supporter
he wanted to impress Jodie Foster
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he was anarchist
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he was a professional killer paid by unknown source
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he was a Cuban Revolution supporter
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he wanted to impress Jodie Foster
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