Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE says he first learned of an attempt to kill him by watching television.

“Actually, I learned about it watching television,” Trump said Wednesday on Fox Business Network. "[Secret Service] didn’t tell me about it, and probably they’re better off not telling me about it. But I learned it watching television.”


Federal authorities on Monday said a man arrested at Trump’s rally in Las Vegas over the weekend hoped to kill the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

A complaint filed Monday in a U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. The filing said Sanford, 19, allegedly tried to grab a police officer's gun.

Trump on Wednesday praised the hard work of law enforcement in protecting his safety on the campaign trail.

“We have tremendous Secret Service and we have tremendous police throughout this country and they do a fantastic job. The policeman whose gun was tried to be, you know, stolen by this maniac was really fantastic," he said.

“These people are great, but they don’t get the credit they deserve. I deal with them all the time. I see them. I watch them. I know them. Terrific, terrific people."