Thomas DiMassimo arrested on Saturday March 12, 2016 and charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic..
A protester slammed by the Secret Service as he tried to rush Donald Trump on stage had hoped to grab the microphone and call the blowhard billionaire a racist, according to a new report.
Thomas DiMassimo, 22, told police after he was taken into custody that he’d “preplanned” his foolhardy stunt on Saturday and wanted to yell at the crowd “Donald Trump is a racist!” according to the Dayton Daily News, citing a police report.The Secret Service tackled DiMassimo about four feet away from the stage where Trump was speaking.
In an interview with CNN, the acting student at Wright State University said he had no intention of harming Trump.
“We can stand up against Donald Trump and against this new wave he’s ushering in of truly violent white supremacist ideals,” he said.
DiMassimo, of Fairborn, was charged with misdemeanor inducing panic and disorderly conduct and was released on bail.
Following DiMassimo’s arrest Trump tweeted a link to an obviously bogus YouTube video linking DiMassimo to ISIS.