Austyn Crites was just trying to exercise his freedom of speech when he was attacked by hordes of dumb Trump supporters. Someone in the audience shouted “Gun!” when all he was doing was holding up a Republicans Against Trump sign. And The Donald was rushed promptly off stage.
I had a sign that said ‘Republicans against Trump’. It is a sign that you can just print off online,” he told The Guardian. “And then all of a sudden people next to me are starting to get violent; they’re grabbing at my arm, trying to rip the sign out of my hand.”Crites says that it “looked like” Trump was pointing at him, trying to “instigate something.” Then, of course, someone yelled “gun” and chaos ensued.
“My heart still aches for what this nation could potentially do by electing him. That hurts me much more than any of this violence,” he adds. “The fact that I got beat up today, that’s just showing what he’s doing to his crowds. But I just want people to understand I’m going to be OK, but now what’s more important is if the country going to be OK? So do your part and vote.” Now that is a noble statement.