WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign manager is saying that a Trump protester involved in a disturbance at a rally in Reno, Nevada, was “a Democratic plant or operative.”
Trump was speaking to supporters when chaos broke out in the crowd, and Secret Service agents hustled Trump off stage. No weapons were involved, although Trump’s son Don Jr. labeled it an “assassination attempt.”
A man claiming to be the protester later told The Guardian and Reno Gazette-Journal that he was carrying a sign that read “Republicans against Trump” when he was attacked. The man told The Guardian he heard one person yell “something about a gun.”
Kellyanne Conway tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that the protester was canvassing for Clinton and was put there by the Democratic campaign, but offered no details or proof.