20yo Man Attempts to Assassinate Trump at Las Vegas RallyChris Menahan
Jun. 21, 2016
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A 20-year-old man who was in the United States illegally attempted to assassinate Donald Trump during a rally Saturday in Las Vegas.
Michael Steven Sandford, who is from the UK, was living for "18 months in New Jersey after his visa expired and had been sleeping in his car," The Daily Mail reports.
His public defender appears to be trying to get him off by falsely claiming he's "autistic."
The Daily Mail reports: "The court heard from a public defender that Sandford is autistic, while his mother told federal magistrate judge George Foley that he had been treated for obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia when younger."
From a glance, Sandford shows no visible signs of autism, though there's no question he's an autist in the slang sense of the term.
Sandford reportedly approached an officer and asked for an autograph, then leaped for the officer's gun.
Fortunately, he failed miserably and was arrested.
According to court papers, "Sandford further stated that if he were on the street tomorrow, he would try this again."
"Sandford claimed he had been planning to attempt to kill Trump for about a year but decided to act on this occasion because he finally felt confident to do it."
Watch a news report on the incident courtesy of CBS News:
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