Violence broke out at a Trump rally yesterday- again. Trump supporters were attacked- pelted with eggs and bottles- and physically assaulted.
I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA pic.twitter.com/LwaWyeYZfq
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) June 3, 2016
— M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) June 3, 2016
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 3, 2016
A woman Trump supporter was hunted down, cornered, harassed and assaulted by person brandishing Mexican flags and shirts:
Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food. pic.twitter.com/qYFdwJWvrS
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
Protesters cornering Trump supporters as they leave. This woman taunted them. They cornered her & threw eggs at her pic.twitter.com/MiDGDBkKIo
— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) June 3, 2016
The cops frequently stood by and watched
Cops standing by as a trump supporter is chased by protesters pic.twitter.com/dAcImJBwok
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) June 3, 2016
All while the cretins were chanting “Stop the Hate!”
The Mayor of San Jose found the violence justified:
The mayor of San Jose, Democrat Sam Liccardo, reacted angrily to the events. Not that he was particularly upset at the violent mob that attacked innocent Americans, of course. No, his ire was directed at Mr. Trump. “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” the mayor said. Apparently it was downright “irresponsible” of Trump to even set foot in California’s third largest city.
This opens the door for more violence:
Mayor Liccardo justified committing violence against people with whom he disagrees politically. That’s an attack on the very foundation of our system of government and the First Amendment, and a very dangerous one.
One wonders if Liccardo realizes that he’s just condoned violence against both Clinton and Sanders supporters. Violence against women for political reasons now seems permissible.
Nothing says I love America more than disrespecting its laws.
Nothing says I want to be an America more than sticking a Mexican flag in the faces of Americans.
Nothing says I love America more than burning a US flag.
Nothing says stop the hate more than hunting down and physically assaulting those with whom you disagree.
Nothing says we love this country than trashing the rights of others.
Quick- when was the last time Trump supporters went to a Clinton rally and attacked her supporters?
We’ve previously noted the violence visited upon Trump supporters. This violence will bolster support for Trump, not disabuse it. The actions of these animals vindicate Trump’s words. It is troubling that the cops did not act more promptly in many of the attacks, perhaps due to the Ferguson Effect. Exactly what makes people think they’re entitled to act this way? This violence is un-American but I have a feeling that we’re going to see a lot more of it over the next few months.
Who will be to blame when someone under attack pulls out his or her concealed carry?
It’s going to be a long hot summer.
Terrorism: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
This is terrorism.
Nothing says I want to be an American more than this: