Trump is no stranger to death threats, but a 19 year-old protester tried to kill Donald at a rally in Las Vegas.
Michael Steen Sandford is a U.K. national who has been living California for the last 18 months and told police that he had been planning on killing Trump for over a year.
During the rally in Las Vegas, Sandford approached an officer close to Trump and “asked if he could get an autograph” just before he lunged in an attempt to steal the officer’s side arm from the holster.
Sandford was quickly stopped and arrested while the rest of the rally had no idea what was going on.
Sandford drove from California to Las Vegas and had planned on killing Trump with the police officer’s gun. The failed assassin even visited a gun range last Friday to learn how to use the policeman’s Glock.
If things didn’t work out in Las Vegas, Sandford had a ticket for a rally in Phoenix after the Vegas speech.
The 19-year-old, British protestor also mentioned that he thought he would most certainly die in the exchange. His plan worked in his head, but not in real life.
Trump’s camp is referring all questions to the Secret Service. At the time of the assassination attempt, Trump continued talking during the rally and didn’t even notice something going on.
Today Sandfor was charged with an act of violence on restricted ground. All things considered, he is getting off pretty easy for someone who confessed, “I wanted to kill Donald Trump”.
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