Donald Trump Not an Assassin’s Target Tonight

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Tonight’s news: at a Trump rally in Reno, a guy lifted his hands to hold up a sign. Someone nearby panicked, thinking he was raising a gun. The Secret Service hustled Trump offstage, and Trump reappeared shortly after it became clear that nothing had happened. Here’s the reaction—as always, nothing but class from Trump and his supporters:

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