Jackson was built up as the saviour of the American people, and a man with mental problems tried to assassinate him.
Trump is being built up as the saviour of the people, and a man with mental problems has just tried to assassinate him.
Michael Sandford tried to grab the gun of a police officer and then shoot Trump.
Public defender Heather Fraley said Sandford appeared to be competent and hadn't been diagnosed with a mental illness, but that he has autism and previously attempted suicide. He was living out of his car, did not have a job and was in the country illegally after overstaying a visa.
His mother told court researchers that he was treated for obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia when he was younger, and that he once escaped a hospital in England, according to Ms Fraley.
[source : US election 2016: Man 'tried to shoot Donald Trump' at Las Vegas rally, The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-assassination-attempt-las-vegas-us-election-2016-a7092321.html, 21st June 2016]