Actor Tom Arnold took aim at President Donald Trump in a tweet Thursday, appearing to suggest that someone might assassinate him.
Responding to the president’s tweet showing the large crowds waiting to get in to his Dallas rally, Arnold invoked former President John F. Kennedy, saying, “Don’t get too cocky traitor. They showed up for JFK too.”
Arnold appeared to be referencing Kennedy’s assassination — the popular president was shot in Dallas in November of 1963 as his motorcade passed through the city.
Just before Arnold’s tweet was posted, however, Dallas police officers averted a very real threat. According to a report from NBC’s Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, a man carrying a variety of weapons was detained near the president’s rally before he could cause anyone harm.