A Briton who tried to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US candidate.
Michael Steven Sandford, aged twenty, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada and was remanded in custody until a hearing on 5th, July.
Steven Sandford reportedly tried to seize the gun after saying he was seeking Mr. Trump’s autograph at Saturday’s rally.
He said he had been planning to shoot Mr. Trump for about a year but had decided to act now because he finally felt confident enough to do so.
He told police if he had not tried to kill Mr. Trump at the rally he would have tried again at a rally in Phoenix, for which he had already booked tickets.
Steven Sandford who had been in the US for one and a half years.is unemployed and in the US illegally.
A federal judge found Mr. Sandford, who appeared in court to be a danger and risk of non-appearance, and he was ordered detained pending his preliminary hearing.
Earlier, Mr. Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who oversaw his triumph in the primary contests.
The US presidential election campaign of 2016 has been fringed with violence. Almost everywhere Donald Trump goes he attracts protests.
Mr. Trump is facing strong resistance from senior members of his own party over his strident tone, hard-line immigration policy and falling poll numbers.