Donald Trump was taken off the stage by security personnel during a Saturday night rally in Reno, Nevada, when a man rushed the stage.The Republican presidential nominee noticed a protestor in the crowd and told event security to remove him.But as Trump looked out over the crowd to spot the protestor, two men in suits ran to the stage, grabbed him by the shoulders and rushed him off stage.
A group of security officials jumped over the barricade, protecting the stage and looking into the crowd, backing up shocked attendees who tried to take video of the protestor. Images emerged on social media of armed guards encircling someone on the ground.Trump, who never appeared shaken, demanded to finish his speech. He returned to the stage moments later to continue speaking, and the crowd roared.
“This movement can’t be stopped.”
“Nobody said it was going to be easy for us, but we will never be stopped. Never ever be stopped,” Trump said. “I want to thank the Secret Service. These guys are fantastic – they don’t get enough credit,” he said.
Man who caused disturbance at Trump rally being held in bathroom in back of venue. Officers inside with him, and outside on guard. pic.twitter.com/rh319Gj1Ox
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) November 6, 2016
Trump’s campaign released a brief statement that echoed the candidate’s appreciation for Secret Service, but did not provide any additional information as to what had occurred.Trump did not cut his rally short Saturday, despite the interruption.