A violent mob, many of whom were waving Mexican flags, attacked Donald Trump supporters who were attending a campaign rally in San Jose, California. While social media is rife with videos showing unprovoked attacks on Trump supporters by the Mexican flag-waving, hate-spewing thugs, President Obama and dying mainstream media were quick to cast blame on the Republican Party’s “bad habits” and Trump himself.
At least a dozen Trump supporters were punched, and one woman was pelted by an egg, as riot police standing nearby were largely unable to maintain order. Many Trump supporters had their campaign hats snatched off their heads and burned by the mob, as American flags were burned as well. Some rally attendees were chased down on foot, while others had their cars surrounded and attacked. Eventually, law enforcement moved in to disperse the crowd, resulting in at least four arrests.
Continuing the narrative that has been perpetuated following similar violent outbreaks at Trump rallies, the left-leaning dinosaur media and phony Progressives have placed blame for the violence on Trump and his supporters for exercising their First Amendment right to free speech and daring to suggest America needs a secure border, while choosing to ignore the racist, hate-spewing gangster thugs who have decided that sucker punching people, waving Mexican flags and burning American flags are the correct response to speech they oppose.
Speaking before individuals at a fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee at the Coconut Grove, Florida home of attorney Robert Rubenstein, Obama said it was important for us not to forget what is, “best about American democracy and not slip into some of the bad habits that currently manifest themselves in the other party.”
While he made mention of a “protestor” who could be seen “pelting stuff” at a Trump supporter, Obama was quick to pivot back to the Republican Party and its perceived inability to compromise (IE cave-in to his demands).
“I want our democracy to work in such a way that eventually — and I’ve been waiting a while now – and eventually the Republican fever breaks and they become once again a sensible center-right party that can have a coherent policy debate with us and we can actually get some stuff done,” he said.
However, Obama noted, if the Republican Party continues to hold “absolutist positions” and resorts to “some of the same kinds of tactics they’ve been engaging in for quite some time,” our democracy will never work properly.
San Jose’s Mayor, Democrat Sam Liccardo (who has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President), cast blame for the violence directly on Donald Trump. “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” he said.
The Guardian sought to place blame on Trump supporters, some of whom, “appeared intent on provoking and fighting as well.” Specifically, “one woman in Trump apparel taunted the crowd before retreating into the nearby Marriott hotel, prompting a shift in the mood of the crowd.” As the first video above demonstrates, merely expressing pride in being a Donald Trump supporter justifies being attacked by a crowd of thugs according to leftist media outlets like the Guardian.
Emmett Rensin, a deputy editor for Vox, went so far as to tell his Twitter followers to “start a riot” if Trump comes to their town. Vox funder Ezra Klein announced Rensin’s suspension over the tweet, saying, “we do not condone writing that could put others in danger.” Rensin’s suspension is interesting given Vox’s past history of seeking to justify riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Is it any wonder why the mainstream media only has a six percent approval rating?