In California, violent left-wing radicals protested outside a Trump rally, leaving police on edge and many attendees the victims of violence.
We got wind of this footage late last night. It turns out it was just the tip of the iceberg. As the protests wore on, reporters and bystanders posted multiple incidences of violence to social media.
MSNBC correspondent Jacob Rascon painted a picture here of what awaited Trump supporters outside of the rally:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2016
Journalist Marcus Dipaola took some of the most terrifying shots:
Here a woman who engaged anti-Trump protesters was pelted with eggs.
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
Then there’s this:
I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA pic.twitter.com/LwaWyeYZfq
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) June 3, 2016
And then continue to show your support by making a financial contribution to Great America PAC to guarantee we can continue standing behind Donald Trump!***
Protesters tried to jump the barricade. Here they are assaulting police officers, while a Mexican flag waves in the background:
Protesters tried jumping over barricade: pic.twitter.com/jU9I5YLrYG
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) May 27, 2016
The constant here is an environment of total anarchy, and a police force that was either indifferent or overwhelmed. In fact, several mainstream news sources suggested it was the former.
So far, it seems like no one was seriously injured. But this is only the beginning. And as many pointed out, it may actually end up helping Trump:
Really great optics that violent mob brutalizing Trump supporters was mostly waving Mexican flags. That won’t feed any narratives at all.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) June 3, 2016
These VIOLENT protesters are literally handing the election to Trump. Their utter stupidity is amazing to watch:https://t.co/hkD9gssu0H
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) June 3, 2016
When asked to respond to the unspeakable violent atmosphere at the event, San Jose’s Mayor, a Hillary Clinton supporter, BLAMED TRUMP:
The mayor, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments had to deal with.
“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” Liccardo said.
The presumptive GOP nominee spoke for about 50 minutes at the rally, sniping at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and calling her speech on foreign policy earlier in the day “pathetic” and “sad to watch.”