Protester rushes stage at Trump rally in Ohio, gets close enough to grab candidate’s leg

Anti-Trumpmania proceeds apace!

Earlier today, reported that a Trump rally to be held Sunday in downtown Cincinnati had been canceled due to the Secret Service’s inability to secure the area.

A short time ago, ABC News reported that a rally this afternoon outside Dayton went ahead as planned but that a protester rushed the stage as the candidate spoke. The interloper got close enough to the candidate to grab his leg before he was subdued by the candidate’s Secret Service security detail.

In a video capture of the incident that follows, you can see Trump wheel around suddenly as the man makes contact with him.

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The protester was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic, according to Dayton police.

“I was ready for him, but it’s much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree?” Trump is quoted as having said to the cheering crowd.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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