‘Go! Go!’ agents shouted as they whisked him away and a combination of local police and private security wrestled the suspect to the ground.
Thousands of people scattered like a sea of bodies, screams rang out and authorities dragged the man away as he kicked and strained.
Trump returned to the stage just five minutes later.
‘Nobody said it was going to be easy for us,’ Trump declared. ‘But we will never be stopped. Never, never be stopped.’
‘I want to thank the Secret Service. These guys are fantastic. They don’t get enough credit. They don’t get enough credit. They’re amazing people.’
Trump had spotted the protester and the protester claimed he was a Hillary Clinton supporter.
As he returned to his speech, Trump thanked a group of fans near the stage who had stepped in to subdue his would-be attacker.
‘You were amazing, fellas,’ he said.
‘I saw what you were doing. That’s a tough group of people right there… Nobody messes with our people, right?’