Donald Trump talks tough, but the Republican nominee was rushed off stage by the Secret Service during his rally in Reno, Nevada after he and the audience mistook a sign for a gun.
Trump was doing his usual shtick about paid Clinton supporters protesting his rallies when the Secret Service ran up on stage removed the Republican nominee.
The panic began when someone in Trump pro-Second Amendment crowd freaked out and shouted gun at the rally. The Secret Service jumped into action, as they should, but the problem is that there was no gun.
The Secret Service released a statement saying that the commotion started when someone in the rally shouted “Gun,” but said that no gun was found.
“Immediately in front of the stage, an unidentified individual shouted ‘gun.’ Secret Service agents and Reno Police Officers immediately apprehended the subject. Upon a thorough search of the subject and the surrounding area, no weapon was found,” the statement said.
Panicky and paranoid Trump supporters who love to talk tough about guns preventing gun violence became a terrified mob when they thought that they might be in the middle of a live shooting situation. Donald Trump and supporters disproved the NRA’s bogus argument that more guns will prevent gun violence with their behavior in Reno. So much for the whole, a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun NRA nonsense.
The same Donald Trump who had demanded that Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service detail be disarmed ran like his orange hair was on fire when he thought there might be someone in the building with a gun. There is no more fitting end than for Donald Trump to reveal that the man behind a presidential campaign based on fear is nothing more than a coward.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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