Man removed from Trump speech after tossing cell phone at stage

A man was reportedly removed from the audience of President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE’s Friday speech at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention after he tossed a cellphone at the stage.

The Associated Press reported Friday that the man, who appeared to be a Trump supporter, threw the phone at the lectern as Trump approached the other side.

Trump was unfazed and began his speech without delay.


The president spoke at the pro-gun rights group’s annual convention in Indianapolis and announced that he is withdrawing U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which was designed to regulate the $70 billion international arms trade. Former President Obama signed the treaty in 2013, but it was never ratified. 

“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” Trump said as the crowd applauded. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms.”

Trump signed paperwork instructing the Senate to halt the ratification process and tossed his pen into the crowd.

The NRA and other conservative groups have long opposed the treaty, which they argued infringes on national sovereignty.