Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKerry takes harsh tone on Israel, suggests opening for action at UN CNN's Zakaria gives unexpected defense of Trump's Taiwan call Gingrich defends Trump's Taiwan call MORE claimed that the protester who charged at him on stage at an event Saturday is probably tied to ISIS.
He referenced a video of the man, identified as Thomas Dimassimo, in which he can be seen dragging the U.S. flag on the ground in a protest at a college campus.
USSS did an excellent job stopping the maniac running to the stage. He has ties to ISIS. Should be in jail! https://t.co/tkzbHg7wyD?ssr=true— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2016
"It was probably ISIS or ISIS-related," Trump said at a rally in Kansas City, Mo. "They find the guy is playing all sorts of, just– let's say music that you wouldn't be liking, dragging an American flag along the sidewalk, making all sorts of gestures ... and he's probably or possibly ISIS-related."
"This guy should be in jail right now," he said. "This is a guy who was looking to do harm."
According to Heavy.com, the flag protest video of Dimassimo was used in a hoax ISIS video, seemingly created by an Internet troll who also operates an anti-Dimassimo Facebook page.
Dimassimo jumped over a barrier and made a run for the stage before he was tackled by the Secret Service at a Trump rally in Dayton, Ohio. He was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic.