Secret Service Agents Rush Donald Trump Off Stage At Rally
A Donald Trump rally was thrown into turmoil in Reno, Nev. on Saturday night after a protester near the podium was suspected of threatening the candidate.
Trump was nearing the end of his stump speech at around 9 p.m. Eastern time when a pair of Secret Service agents rushed the podium and quickly hustled him off stage.
Meanwhile, local cops, some wearing helmets and body armor, swarmed a man in the audience, pinned him to the floor and rushed him out of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
The man was holding a “Republicans Against Trump” sign.
The seemingly unruffled candidate reappeared a few minutes later and gamely picked up his speech where he had left off.
“Nobody said it was going to be easy for us,” he said.
“But we will never be stopped — never, ever be stopped.”
It was a bumpy night for both campaigns. The press bus for Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was accidentally rammed near Tampa, Florida, possibly by a cop car.
Kaine was not on board, and there were no injuries.
“Our press bus was just hit on the side at very high spped by what appeared to be a police car as we are in motorcade towards airport,” Fox News reporter Pat Ward tweeted shortly after six p.m.
Earlier in his speech, Trump had pointed to the legal troubles that a President Hillary Clinton would face due to ongoing FBI investigations into her email practices and the Clinton Foundation. He called her “the prime suspect in a massive, far-reaching criminal investigation.”
“If she were to win this election, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis,” he said.
“We could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment and ultimately a criminal trial.”
He also said that his campaign has had “a tremendous outpouring of love from the Hispanic community.”
“They came here legally— they want to see borders,” he argued.
He promised “a streamlined, beautiful process” to allow new legal immigrants into the country.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton appeared at a Philadelphia rally with pop singer Katy Perry to try to boost her get-out-the-vote effort among reluctant millennial voters in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state.
“Tonight I want to hear you roar,” she said, referring to Perry's hit song of the same name that the campaign is using as a theme for one of its final TV ads.
She spoke for only five minutes ahead of a half-hour Perry performance.