Trump appeared to be have been alerted by a member of the crowd that someone was behind him, and he immediately jerked his head around as four agents surrounded him to provide a protective shield.
“A man attempted to breach the secure buffer and was removed rapidly and professionally,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an e-mailed response, directing further inquiries to the Secret Service.
Trump continued with his speech after the incident as the crowd chanted “USA, USA.” He gave them thumbs up.
“Thank you for the warning,” Trump told a member of the audience in the front row. “I was ready for ’em, but it’s much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree? What a great job. What a great job. And to think I’ve had such an easy life. What do I need this for? What do I need this for? I’ve done great. I love this country. We’re going to make this country great again. It’s payback time. These guys are so fantastic.”
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