On November 6, 2016, in Reno, Nevada, Secret Service stated that they “immediately apprehended the subject”, which was later identified as Austyn Crites. Crytes really only held up a “Republicans against Trump” sign; “All of a sudden, because they couldn’t grab the sign, or whatever happened, bam, I get tackled by all these people,” Crytes explained to KRNV.
After re-joining the stage to continue his speech, Trump stated, “Nothing will stop us-we will make America great again!” And not long after the ordeal, Trump’s social media aide, Dan Scavino took to Twitter to further the baseless claim. “Hillary ran away from rain today. Trump is back on stage minutes after assassination attempt,” tweeted Scavino.
Even the following day, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway noted that this might be a “Democratic plant” in order to disrupt Trump’s rally.
According to the Washington Post, Secret Service has confirmed that there was in fact not a gun at the rally and that there was no evidence of an assassination attempt.
Once again, Trump and his campaign has been fact checked, and once again their claims are false.