Protester tries to rush Trump on stage in Ohio; leaves him visibly shaken. Trump addressed yesterday’s violence in Chicago as a ‘planned attack’ caused by ‘professional people’ and blamed Obama for dividing America. Trump’s speech was disturbed after one crowd member tried to rush the stage and threw an object — it is unclear what – causing four Secret Service personnel to quickly leap to the stage in his aid. The Republican candidate looked visibly rattled as the offending person was escorted out.
The man, identified as Thomas Dimassimo, 32, is being held at the Montgomery County Jail and is due to face assault charges. He is a fourth-year acting major at Wright State, and caused an uproar by standing on top of the American flag, and is accused of burning the Confederate flag last year. Apparently Dimassimo is an avid supporter of Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on social media, as well as being active with the Black Lives Matter movement.
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