Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has a well-earned reputation for speaking his mind, regardless of how many feathers he might ruffle.And that, in part, may be why he’s proven to be a very polarizing figure in our current political climate, shaking things up and making establishment politicians weak in the knees.
While Trump has managed to win a large portion of Republicans to his fan base, there are still quite a few people who loathe the real estate mogul with a passion.One such individual recently surfaced at a Trump rally in Las Vegas, attempting to disarm an officer, and getting himself arrested in the process.
Turns out he had a rather sinister plan in store for The Donald, and it’s terrifying.
TheBlaze reports:A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) June 20, 2016
A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.
It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.
Sandford later went to a Trump rally at the Treasure Island Casino and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.
We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, where every person has a First Amendment right to share their political views and ideas, regardless of which side of the spectrum they’re on.
If an individual is unhappy with Donald Trump, they most certainly have the liberty to share their thoughts and opinions on the man. However, no one has the right to threaten the safety of another person simply because they disagree with their political beliefs.
This seems to be a serious problem on the left, as it’s perfectly acceptable to attack conservatives in vile and violent ways, yet if progressive ideals are opposed by right-leaning ideals, suddenly that person is demonized.
Leftists claim to be all about tolerance, but that apparently means they only tolerate those who think and believe as they do.
There’s simply no excuse for threatening to murder a political candidate, no matter how sharply you disagree with them.
Let’s hope this individual receives the justice he is due.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]