Protester tries to storm stage; Donald Trump calls him ISIS supporter
A protester tried to storm the stage while Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in the US state of Ohio but the Republican presidential front-runner brushed aside the latest incident of chaos at his events saying the man was "probably" an ISIS supporter.
Washington: A protester tried to storm the stage while Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in the US state of Ohio but the Republican presidential front-runner brushed aside the latest incident of chaos at his events saying the man was "probably" an ISIS supporter.
The incident that took place yesterday in Dayton city of Ohio came a day after Trump cancelled his campaign rally in Chicago citing security concerns after hundreds of people gathered at the arena to protest against his "politics of hatred" and scuffled with his supporters in the largest-ever demonstration against the real estate tycoon.
"He (the protester) should be in jail. This guy is probably an Islamic State (ISIS) supporter. They (the court) let him go. Our court has to get tougher and smarter," Trump told his supporters in the Kansas City of Missouri last night.
Trump was referring to the incident in the morning when an individual tried to jump on to the stage and probably rush towards him to harm, before a battery of secret service agents got hold of him and cordoned off Trump.
A few minutes later the 69-year-old Republican presidential front-runner continued with his speech. Protesters have been following Trump's rallies like a shadow, which is unprecedented in the American political election campaign history.
Authorities in Ohio identified the man arrested and charged him with rushing to the stage. Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer was quoted as saying that Thomas Dimassimo of Fairborn, Ohio, has been charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct.
Yesterday at Kansas -- his last of the three rallies of the day where the protests continued -- he warned that he would start charging the protesters.
"These people should be in jail. Then their lives is going to be ruined," he said.
"Arrest her," Trump asked the police when a woman started protesting against him in the middle of his speech in Kansas.
The billionaire said the protester in Dayton who tried to harm him was either an ISIS supporter or was part of it.
Referring to the information available on the internet, searched by his team, Trump alleged that there are enough evidence in this regard like burning American flags.
The protester who was produced before a local court was let off.
Trump opposed the protester being let off and claimed that such a dangerous person should be in jail.
"He is not in love with the country," Trump said.
While reiterating that he would follow the law, Trump, at a rally, said that he is in favour of water boarding.
"It works," he said.
"I am a non-violent person," Trump said as he explained to the cheering crowd as to why he was for strong stand against terror groups.
A significantly large part of his Kansas meeting was devoted on the protesters, as one after another a series of people popped up chanting slogans against him.