A federal judge who was presiding over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, said referring to Donald Trump, “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”
Judge John Primomo also noted, “I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president,” reported the ABC affiliate in Dallas.
He also chastised protesters who are bearing signs, “He’s not my president.”
As he spoke at the citizenship ceremony, the judge also took the opportunity to criticize NFL players who protest during the playing of the National Anthem by taking a knee.
“I detest that, because you can protest things that happen in this country; you have every right to,” the judge said WFAA reported.
Protesters and rioters have hit the streets after the November 8 election.
A “F**k Trump” protest was held this past week at the University of Houston that was billed as “A World Without Police.” It was organized by a group by the same name. DREAMers and “Undocumented! Unafraid!” activists were also part of the protest. The flyer that was handed out to drum up protesters read: “F**k Trump No To Hillary & All ‘Lesser Evils,” reported Breitbart Texas.
Six communist protesters were arrested in Austin, Texas, after Trump supporters were assaulted during a protest at the Lone Star State’s Capitol.
As reported by Breitbart News, more than 8,000 anti-Trump protesters marched in Los Angeles and approximately 1,500 students and teachers at Berkely High School in California walked-out of class the morning after the election to protest Trump’s victory. Leftists rioted in Oakland by breaking windows and setting garbage cans on fire. Dozens blocked traffic in Portland, Oregon while students at the University of Pittburgh marched in the streets, reported Breitbart News and the AP. Protesters in Seattle, about 100 of them, blocked roads and set a garbage bin on fire.
Black Lives Matter activists reacted with anger and fear and expressed defiance on social media, reported Breitbart News.
When questioned by KENS 5 in San Antonio, Judge Primomo said he intended to convey respect for the office of the president of the United States; he was not being political. In fact, the judge said, he did not vote for the Republican nominee.
The judge made his remarks in the room at the Institute of Texan Cultures on Thursday evening as he was presiding over the citizenship ceremony, WFAA8 reported.