Sean Morkys, a psychology student from Connecticut, was arrested on Saturday for threatening to blow up a Trump rally. The Secret Service reportedly picked up one of the tweets sent by the student which read “Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to do it.” Morkys later sent out a second tweet, warning family and friends to leave the Bridgeport Connecticut rally to avoid injury. Counter-terrorism detectives, Waterbury detectives and special agents were able to track Morky to his Waterbury home, where he was arrested and charged with first-degree threatening, inciting injury to a person or property and second- degree breach of peace. Morky has reportedly been released on 25,000 bond. Law enforcement stated that they did not believe the student was a threat. Morky is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.
The Trump campaign had recently promised the public, a new and improved Donald Trump, after the front-runner’s New York win. They suggested the public would be seeing a more presidential Trump moving forward, a Trump who would no longer use insults as weapons and rhetoric to provoke violence. Trump appeared to be questioning that very promise when he told the crowd at a Waterbury Connecticut rally on Saturday. “I sort of don’t like toning it down.” Trump added “My wife tells me to be more presidential, my daughter tells me to be more presidential and Paul Manafort and Corey (Lewandowski) and a lot of them say, ‘Be more presidential,’ and now people are starting to say, ‘You know, look what got you here.”
Trump later turned his attention to Ted Cruz. “Lyin Ted’, “he goes, Donald Trump is kidding everybody. He’s different on the trail. He said, and he said that he’s gonna do things differently and he’s not gonna build the wall. What the hell does this have to do with the wall? Believe me, I’m building the wall.”
Ted Cruz wasn’t Trump’s only target. Mr. Trump took issue not with Kasich’s politics but with his name “How to pronounce his name — Kasich. It’s -i-c-h. “Every time I see it I say Kas-itch. But it’s pronounced Kas-ick. Can we ask him to change the spelling of his name? Are we allowed to do that? It’s so ridiculous.”
It appeared that not only was the old Donald Trump back, but so was the violence at his rallies. A man who was protesting at Trump’s Connecticut rally, was reportedly put in a chokehold and escorted out. So for those who were hoping to witness the emergence of a more presidential Donald Trump, it appears as if that is unlikely to ever happen. Trump is who he is. He is all bluster and bravado. Like a true entertainer, he gives the people what they want. In Trump’s mind, and in his very words, the real Donald Trump has made it this far so why change now? Trump seems to live in the moment, without any thought to the future. What many, including Trump seem to forget, is that the future of Trump’s candidacy will be decided not by angry pockets of society who cannot be swayed, but by this country as a whole.