I was just ‘messing around’: Secret Service interrogates vet who threatened to shoot Trump at rally
A military veteran was investigated by the Secret Service after he reportedly threatened to shoot GOP nominee Donald Trump at a campaign event in Virginia, NBC Washington reports.
The veteran allegedly made the threats in February when he told a neighbor he was going to bring a firearm to the Trump event.
According to NBC Washington, the police report indicated, the veteran said “He was going to see Trump when he was in Virginia last week, but as he was leaving with his gun, his neighbor stopped him and asked what he was going to do … and he replied ‘shoot Trump,’ thought about it and then told himself ‘I can’t do this’ and went back inside his house.”
He reportedly told investigators, “Trump is creating problems instead of helping people.” The man also acknowledged that he had firearms, including a 12-gauge shotgun at his home.
The veteran reportedly told investigators that he was just “messing around,” according to the police report that was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.
Military vet investigated by SS for allegedly saying he was going to “shoot Trump” says he was just “messing around” https://t.co/ECkl6UQMls
— Joshua Chavers (@JoshuaChavers) October 5, 2016
Trump has said over the course of his campaign how he supports the American troops and plans to support the military.
In January, the former reality TV star even skipped a Republican debate in Iowa to hold his own charity event to raise money for veterans.
Unfortunately, for the Donald, it would appear that the feeling is not mutual.