Trump talks tough at Las Vegas rally, 1 arrested
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - One man was arrested and ushered out of Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally Saturday morning after police say he tried to disarm an officer.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say 19-year-old Michael Sandford tried to disarm an officer at the rally after he approached them about getting an autograph. He was quickly taken into custody and the investigation has been handed over to the U.S. Secret Service.
The incident only briefly interrupted the GOP presumptive nominee for president, who stopped in the Silver State just one month out from the Republican National Convention.
"We're going to beat Hillary and it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit, you know, OK?" Trump told a crowd of 1,500 at Treasure Island.
Thousands of his supporters were turned away at the door.
Trump talked terrorism nearly a week after the country's worst-ever mass shooting, at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida.
"It's radical Islamic terrorism and it's not guns, you know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns. It's terrorism," said Trump.
Trump also doubled down on his ban on Muslims.
"We're letting people pour into our country. We have no idea who the hell they are, where they come from. There's no documentation. There's no paper," said Trump.
Trump supporters say they are enamored by his straight talk.
"He doesn't give us any lines and I feel he's way more truthful than Hillary ever could be," Trump supporter Monica Ursua told News 3.
Meanwhile, a modest group of peaceful protesters turned to heated politics outside the rally on the Las Vegas Strip.
"Donald's rhetoric matches the textbook definition of racism," said one Trump protester.
"I'm not here to debate with any particular supporter, all I'm here is to call attention to Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants, women and veterans," said Trump protester Maurice Forbes.