There was no “assassination attempt” of Donald Trump this past weekend, but don’t tell that to Trump-loving right-wing media sensation Tomi Lahren.
On Twitter Monday, Lahren tried to argue that Trump has the “stamina and fearlessness” to lead this country because he had survived an “assassination scare,” whereas Hillary Clinton “faints in 76 degree weather.”
Trump finishes rally after assassination scare. Hillary faints in 76 degree weather. You decide who has the stamina & fearlessness to lead!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) November 7, 2016
In reality, of course, there was no assassination scare. Instead there was a man with an anti-Trump sign who was getting harassed by Trump supporters at a rally. Trump was rushed out of the rally when someone yelled out “Gun!” And yet, the Secret Service says that no weapons were found on the man who was holding the sign afterward.
The reaction to Lahren’s hyperventilating about this supposed “assassination scare” was swift and snarky:
yes, the fully automatic assault poster was very scary
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) November 7, 2016
nobody was trying to kill him. The guy had a sign!!
— Ro (@crombee) November 7, 2016
he didn't even have a gun 😭😭😭
— G Marlo (@Original_Marlon) November 7, 2016
I really hope this is all an act just for clicks and you're actually not this stupid
— alex (@haIeighdayton) November 7, 2016