Democrat San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo condemned presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for the violence surrounding his campaign and rallies, because apparently now he’s responsible for the violence perpetrated by his protesters.
Liccardo is an avid Hillary Clinton fan, and according to Associated Press (via Inside Edition), said: “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign.”
When Trump spoke in San Jose on Thursday, protesters planned an ambuscade. When Trump supporters left the building, they were greeted by a mob of those protesters.
As you might have already seen on the internet, one woman showed off her Trump shirt and was rewarded with a volley of eggs and a watermelon.
One reporter claimed that the supporters were “chased down like prey,” and another supporter had his “Build A Wall” shirt literally stripped off his back while he was attacked by half a dozen protesters.
You might be wondering — what were the San Jose Police doing while all this was going on?
Answer — not much. They reportedly made “a few arrests,” but, as they said on ABC News, “As of this time, we do not have specific information on the arrests made. There has been no significant property damage reported.”
And yet there can be seen on a seemingly countless number of private videos posted to social media protesters burning American flags, throwing food, assaulting supporters and hurling bottles.
They mayor said, “We’re all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation,” which does not excuse his apparent lack of action in the meantime.
Trump was not happy, and used Twitter to blast the anti-Trump demonstrators:
Rally last night in San Jose was great. Tremendous love and enthusiasm in the hall. Big crowd. Outside, small group of thugs burned Am flag!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2016
Even John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair, said that “violence against supporters of any candidate has no place in this election.”
I’m sorry, did I just find myself agreeing with someone from the Clinton camp?
Check out this video below:
Please share this on Facebook and Twitter — violence like this is unconscionable and it won’t stop until we demand our elected officials make it stop.