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In Reno, Trump Rushed Off Stage When Crowd Freaks Out Over a Republican With a Sign

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 9:13:59 pm

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:

Got footage of man who was detained by police and Secret Service after @realDonaldTrump was rushed off stage by USSS agents pic.twitter.com/FVEieSYj5w

— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 6, 2016

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This is the man who was ejected from the rally, sparking panic. He was holding a sign: "Republicans Against Trump" pic.twitter.com/bZ2JAZ2w88

— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) November 6, 2016

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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."

— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) November 6, 2016

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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.

— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) November 6, 2016

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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.

— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) November 6, 2016

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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

— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 6, 2016

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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:

And there goes Donald Trump Jr, retweeting dishonest rat-fcker @JackPosobiec. pic.twitter.com/JpKCgu8Vjm

— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) November 6, 2016

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Trump social media director retweeted a tweet claiming this was an assassination attempt pic.twitter.com/TTUCH4Zbb8

— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 6, 2016

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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: