The crowd at Donald Trump’s rally in Iowa City wasn’t what he expected. Sure, it’s easy for the GOP front-runner to toss out a peaceful Sikh at an event, but this crowd booed him and even tomatoes were thrown by protesters after the billionaire hotel magnate called Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders a communist.
Trump was forced to leave the stage early after finding the crowd to be less than receptive.
You can see two tomatoes flying toward Trump during the first 10 seconds or so of this video.
It got even worse for Trump.
US Uncut reports:
Trump was in Iowa City last night, home of the state’s largest public university, attempting to woo young voters. But according to Iowans on the scene last night, Trump was forced to make an early exit just 40 minutes into his stump speech after constant disruptions from the crowd. One photo of the tomato thrown at Trump, apparently by a young man wearing a shirt that read “HEIL TRUMPLER 2016” is currently making its rounds on Twitter
Man just threw a tomato at Trump after he called Bernie Sanders a communist. #iacaucus
— Brent Griffiths (@BrentGriffiths) January 27, 2016
Someone threw a tomato at Trump last night while he was in Iowa City and I've never been more proud to live here
— Lily Neumann (@LilyKatherine13) January 27, 2016
Officials identified Andrew Joseph Alemao, 28, as being the man who threw the tomatoes at Trump.
According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Alemao was charged with disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $625 or 30 days in prison. Presently he is being held in the Johnson County Jail.
Alemao was taken into custody by the Secret Service and the UIPD after throwing the tomatoes, authorities said. Does anyone know of a GoFundMe page set up for Mr. Alemao? I’m sure a lot of people, including myself, would be honored to pitch in for his bail. His aim could have been a little bit better though.
Usually Trump supporters are beating the hell out of protesters, but it looks like the tables just turned and dissenters are coming out in droves against the hotel magnate’s acidic brand of politics.