A 20-year-old British man, Michael Sandford, of Dorking, Surrey, was at a gun range in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a 9mm Glock pistol the day before he attended a Trump rally there in September. His intention, which he had been planning for up to a full year, was to snatch a security officer’s weapon and assassinate Donald Trump.
Sandford had left home in 2015 to travel in the United States and had lost contact with his family. When his visa expired, he became homeless in California and apparently picked up a severe and deep hatred of the billionaire turned politician.
As he approached the security officer and reached for his firearm, he could not release it from its hip holster and the policeman quickly subdued the young man, foiling his attempt to kill Trump on stage.
James Cook of BBC News described the hearing:
“Michael Sandford appeared in court in orange prison garb, looking pale and slight, his ankles shackled. He smiled as members of his family waved to him and mouthed: ‘I love you.’ Sandford then broke down in tears as he apologized for what he had done and for taking up time and costing the taxpayer money.
‘I just feel terrible about it,’ he said.”
The defense team had the opportunity to sway the judge’s decision when they explained that Michael was “autistic and suffers seizures and obsession-compulsion anxiety.” Of course! Now why didn’t Charles Manson think of that?
The judge, James Mahan was sympathetic, telling Sandford: “I don’t think you harbored malice in your heart.” Right! Because God knows it’s not malicious to want someone dead.
BBC News continued:
Judge James C Mahan described the incident as “a crazy stunt”. “You have a medical problem,” the judge told Sandford, adding that it is “nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. I don’t see you as evil or a sociopath,” the judge said, wishing Sandford luck as he rose to leave the courtroom.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially entered the Twilight Zone…queue the music. The mother said later that her son was never interested in politics and she couldn’t understand why he would want to shoot Mr. Trump. Really? I’ve got an answer. Two words: Mainstream Media. With the amount of bile, hatred and outright lies that our State-controlled media spouts, is it any wonder that a 20-year-old man, in this country illegally, I might add, would want to kill Donald Trump? The media created this monster and our legal system looks the other way because the potential victim, Donald Trump, is currently Republican Enemy #1!
Source: BBC News