Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization 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.

"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, 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.