‘Who Tried to Shoot Donald Trump’ is Trending

In case you didn’t already know, someone tried to shoot Donald Trump over the weekend.

Shocking, right?

It actually might come as a shock to you since the media coverage on the assassination attempt has been minimal. With no real news stories people have resorted to their number one source for answers, Google.

According to Google Trends the number one trending search on google for Donald Trump has been “Who tried to shoot Trump?”

Since everyone is asking here’s the deal.

According to police 20-year-old Michael Steven Sanford allegedly tried to pull a gun from a police officers holster at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. Sanford is a British citizen who had overstayed his visa and was in the US illegally (the sad irony).

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The Washington Post reports that after he was detained by Secret Service and arrested he told them that he had been plotting to kill Trump for a year.

So why aren’t we really hearing about it?

As it turns out, Sanford’s so called “attempted assassination” was a sloppy, poorly planned excuse of an attempt. He got nowhere close to killing Trump and officials confirmed his only real training for his plan was going to a gun range one time the day before.

Now Trump could admittedly blow this story up in the presses if he really wanted to, but since he’s fired his campaign manager and seems to be (if at all possible) a bit more reserved lately, blowing up this story doesn’t seem as if it fits into his overall scheme.

Which has to make you wonder,as his campaign losses it’s steam, what is his overall scheme now?

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.