In Reno, Trump Rushed Off Stage When Crowd Freaks Out Over a Republican With a Sign
Tonight in Reno, Nevada, the Secret Service suddenly interrupted Donald Trump’s rant to rush him off stage after a disturbance broke out in the audience.
A man was taken into custody, but it was quickly determined that he was not threatening Trump, and had no gun. He was trying to unfold a sign saying “Republicans Against Trump.”
But the crowd immediately attacked him, and here’s his account:
This is the man who was ejected from the rally, sparking panic. He was holding a sign: “Republicans Against Trump” pic.twitter.com/bZ2JAZ2w88
He says he’s a Republican. He said he was terrified by how the crowd responded: “I was in survival mode. I knew I could die at that moment.”
His name is Austyn Crites. He’s 33 and works on high altitude balloons. He’s voting for some Republicans this year - just not Trump.
Austin told me he was punched, kicked. Someone grabbed his testicles and he his neck was in a chokehold. He said he feared for his life.
Here’s what happened to Austyn Crites, the man who raised a “Republicans Against Trump” sign & was detained after someone shouted “gun” pic.twitter.com/OG6FYtqIWn
But even though this was not an assassination attempt, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino immediately got on Twitter and pictured it as one:
Trump social media director retweeted a tweet claiming this was an assassination attempt pic.twitter.com/TTUCH4Zbb8
I’m glad there was no assassination attempt. I may be totally opposed to Donald Trump and everything he stands for, but I don’t want to see him harmed.
But it’s disgusting to see Trump’s people instantly try to capitalize on it, and promote a false narrative.
Here’s another tweet from the dishonest hack both Scavino and Trump Jr. cited tonight: