Another assassination attempt.
Donald Trump has a lot of enemies.
As the presidential election draws ever nearer, the business mogul’s rise from humorous celebrity to likely Republican nominee has stunned the nation. Oversaturated, outspoken, outrageous, offensive: Donald’s politics and rhetorics have made him both extremely popular as well as hated and feared, and some people have had enough.
After all, Trump has proposed banning all Muslims (numbering more than 1.6 billion) from entering the United States, while also closely monitoring and policing the more than 3 million that currently live in the country. He wants to build a wall closing off the American-Mexican border, and he would also refuse asylum to refugees. He wants to toughen and bring back now-illegal methods of torture. Most recently, Trump said we should turn to profiling to reduce and prevent crime.
Despicable as he is, most of Trump’s enemies combat him by promoting other candidates or by turning to social media and other outlets to write or speak out against him. For 19-year-old Michael Sandford, talk wasn’t enough, so he took action.
He was ready to die in the attempt.
He was living in the United States illegally.