An audience member appears to have thrown a phone at Donald Trump as he was taking the stage at the NRA convention. According to The Hill the phone-tosser “appeared to be a Trump supporter” and was removed from the event.
People are saying the object was a phone but it’s unclear from the video exactly what it was. And while it appears to have been thrown in Trump’s general direction if it was meant to strike him it was one of the worst throws you’ll ever see.
Seriously this person could stand to take lessons from the Iraqi shoe-thrower who launched two expertly-thrown shoes at George Bush in 2008 that the then president just barely dodged.
Lastly, who throws a phone? Assaulting someone with a electronic device that contains all of your personal and identifying information and that you probably need for many other things is….an interesting choice.
Maybe he was just trying to get Trump’s number.
Someone threw an object at Trump during his talk at the NRA convention in Indianapolis. Various unverified reports it was a phone. Here's video by @realBradBrewer. https://t.co/sgfIZ4Zv8a pic.twitter.com/ZLKmbraFQN
— Xeni (@xeni) April 26, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) April 27, 2019
In his remarks to the NRA Trump promised that the U.S. would pull out of the UN Arms Treaty and, for some reason, also bragged about his efforts to destroy Obamacare.
There are people CHEERING while Trump talks about removing healthcare for MILLIONS at NRA Conference.
The undue stress he is causing on patients and caregivers is vile & cruel.
HE does NOT want to protect #PreExistingConditions
Please share this video & #ProtectOurCare
— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) April 27, 2019
There was more than a little irony in a projectile being launched at someone at a convention hosted by the NRA, an organization that exists to protect and promote the right to launch projectiles.
But it was only a phone and not something more dangerous because, unlike in many states with open-carry laws, the NRA doesn’t allow people to just walk in with a weapon.
Somebody in the @NRA convention crowd threw a phone at President Trump today.
The culprit wasn't able to fire a gun because the @NRA bans guns from its convention hall.
I'm very glad the President's life was protected by banning guns.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 26, 2019
I wonder if there were any good guys with phones in the audience?
— Stacey (@nursegalmom) April 26, 2019
Lucky it was not loaded with extra minutes and unlimited text
— Wilcromparli can you see the light (@wilcromparli) April 26, 2019
The NRA is currently embroiled in a corruption scandal so they will perhaps welcome the distraction that the phone-chucker so kindly provided.
BREAKING: @NRA Board member reads a letter from Oliver North saying he has been forced out of the organization due to his allegations that NRA leaders engaged in financial improprieties. North’s term ends Monday. #NRAAM
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 27, 2019
It's #SaturdayMorning & my #SaturdayThoughts are: NRA in midst of a civil war, lawsuits flying, funds depleted, membership down, gun-control movement surging. Trump can't rely on NRA for 2020, like he did in 2016, when they gave record $$, which may've come from Russia anyway.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) April 27, 2019
Massive room packed with NRA members.
Incredibly silent as Oliver North who has been a decades long board member essentially resigns and steps away from the National Rifle Association
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) April 27, 2019
When *slaps face to make sure this isn’t a hallucination* even Oliver North isn’t crooked enough for your org you should probably just close up shop and shutter your doors, @NRA.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 27, 2019
h/t: The Hill