Caveat: there are reports of at least one hoax video about Thomas Dimassimo. Over at Infidel Bloggers Alliance, Pastorius linked to these observations about the above video:
Report That Man Who Rushed Trump Was ISIS Sympathizer Appears To Be UntrueMeanwhile, Progressive public advocacy group MoveOn.Org has put Donald Trump and those attending his rallies on notice (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):
...[Nevertheless, Dimassimo's] connection to Black Lives Matter and leftists are very clear from his archived timeline, as well as his desecrating the flag videos. Moreover, Dimassimo seemed to have more on his mind than just ‘disturbing the peace’, the charge he earned, along with ‘inciting a panic’.
His tweets indicate he planned an attack on Trump.
Charles Dudley Warner was right when he wrote "Politics makes strange bedfellows." Those all along the political spectrum, including all the other candidates for the 2016 November Election, are decrying Trump's stump speeches as hate rhetoric. Even Constitutionalist Ted Cruz (See Judge Jeanine Pirro and First Amendment Rights).
This Washington Post lead editorial specifically criticizes Trump's responses at last Thursday's GOP debate:
THE REPUBLICAN presidential race, the headlines tell us, suddenly turned civil and substantive this week. When the candidates faced off in their last debate before Tuesday’s crucial primaries in Florida and Ohio, they did not trade petty insults or discuss body parts. Instead, Donald Trump merely stated that “there is tremendous hate” among “large portions” of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. “We better solve the problem before it’s too late,” Mr. Trump said.Even the mildest of statements criticizing Islam are deemed hate speech — never mind that Trump didn't say that all Muslims are filled with hate.
A debate is not civil when it includes this kind of ignorant stereotyping. It is not substantive when such rank prejudice earns inadequate protest from the others onstage....
Something else not being covered by the media: Black Trump supporter shot and killed by Chicago protesters.
Additional reading...MLK Jr: Come to Chicago to Learn How to Hate.