TRUTH REVOLT — Please try to keep the Mexican flags on the down-low in your next riot, OK?
The Los Angeles Times is fretting that Mexican flags displayed in the violent anti-Trump protests in Costa Mesa, Mexifornia – er, California – Thursday night will have “unintended consequences” come election time.
First, the Times noted the violence that plagued the protest:
Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate. At least 17 were arrested.
Traffic came to a halt as protesters walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. Protesters smashed a window on at least one police cruiser, punctured the tires of a police sport utility vehicle and at one point, tried to flip a police car.
Video footage showed some demonstrators hurling debris at a passing pickup. One group carried benches and blocked the entrance to the 55 Freeway along Newport Boulevard, with some tossing rocks at motorists near the on-ramp.
Newsbusters reports that the Times went on to demonstrate less concern about the rioting and more about the possible pro-Trump blowback. Here is the leftist rag suggesting a scary (for Democrats) scenario:
• WHITE HOUSE WON’T CONDEMN VIOLENT TRUMP RALLIES — WASHINGTON EXAMINER