Mar 12, 2016
Though the video makes it unclear exactly what prompted the response, Donald Trump's security detail leapt into action after a "disturbance" occurred while the Republican frontrunner was delivery a speech to supporters in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday.
The Washington Postreports:
An unidentified man charged at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday during a campaign event here in Dayton, one day after increased security concerns forced his campaign to cancel an event in Chicago.
The Secret Service quickly surrounded the real estate mogul after a man attempted to get beyond the barricades to the dais where Trump was standing. The man, whose motives remain unclear, was charged with disorderly conduct and inciting panic by the Dayton Police Department, according to an official familiar with the matter.
Despite the visible, yet understandable, look of fright on the billionaire's face, right-wing radio and television personality Lou Dobbs said he thought Trump showed strength during the episode:
\u201cClose call for@realDonaldTrump: He Doesn't Retreat, He Turns to the Threat! #MakeAmericaGreat #Dobbs https://t.co/ph2DIP2oLD via @YouTube\u201d— Lou Dobbs (@Lou Dobbs) 1457803070
And the Huffington Post added:
Which is probably why he had to duck and cover behind four secret service members at his own rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday. There were conflicting reports about what actually happened -- either a protester tried to rush the stage or there was a "disturbance," depending on what you read -- but Trump had it covered.
"Thank you for the warning," he said to the crowd. "I was ready for 'em, but it's much better if the cops do it, don't we agree?"
Of course Twitter also reacted:
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