An undocumented immigrant from England planned to kill presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign rally on Monday in Las Vegas.
Michael Steven Sandford, 20 (some reports say he is 19), tried to take a policeman's gun so he could shoot Trump. According to the BBC
, he had been planning to end Trump's life for about a year and decided to follow through with the plans at the rally because he finally felt confident, court documents say, according to the BBC
. Sandford is being charged with an act of violence in a restricted area, the BBC
Now, here's the funny part, as Mother Jones
points out in a write-up titled "Illegal Immigrant Tries to Kill Donald Trump!
," Trump hasn't even tweeted about the incident and the media has completely ignored the young man's immigration status. Most of Trump's latest tweets are about "crooked Hillary Clinton," when he could be using this as such a grand justification for his strong anti-immigrant stance and fetish for building a taller wall along the U.S.-México border.
Is it possible that Trump is ignoring this because the undocumented immigrant in question is from a country whose residents (as long as they are white) Trump is not likely to ban from moving to the U.S.? Yes, it is. Trump is after people of color, not white young men from Britain who overstay their visas in the U.S.
If this reportedly mentally ill young man were Mexican, for instance, media headlines would CERTAINLY
make a point out of his immigration status in the country. But, "He's not the right kind of illegal immigrant. So we'll just ignore him," the Mother Jones