Federal authorities said that there was an assassination attempt on the presumptive Republican nominee Mr. Donald Trump, but the fast reaction from the law enforcement stopped it.
Federal authorities on Monday said a man arrested at Trump’s rally in Las Vegas over the weekend hoped to kill the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
A complaint filed Monday in a U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. The filing said Sanford, 19, allegedly tried to grab a police officer’s gun.
Trump on Wednesday praised the hard work of law enforcement in protecting his safety on the campaign trail.
“We have tremendous Secret Service and we have tremendous police throughout this country and they do a fantastic job. The policeman whose gun was tried to be, you know, stolen by this maniac was really fantastic,” he said.
“These people are great, but they don’t get the credit they deserve. I deal with them all the time. I see them. I watch them. I know them. Terrific, terrific people.”
Donald Trump says he first learned of an attempt to kill him by watching television.
“Actually, I learned about it watching television,” Trump said Wednesday on Fox Business Network. “[Secret Service] didn’t tell me about it, and probably they’re better off not telling me about it. But I learned it watching television.”