Paper Worries Mexican Flags At Trump Protests MIGHT HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Guest post by Aleister
You may ave noticed that there are often lots of Mexican flags at anti-Trump protests. The Los Angeles Times is very concerned about this… because it makes the protesters look bad.
You couldn’t make this up:
Trump protesters, Mexican flag-wavers could bring unintended consequences for GOP race
The protests outside Donald Trump’s rally in Costa Mesa on Thursday night pose political questions for both demonstration organizers and the presidential candidate as the California primary nears.
Hundreds of demonstrators filled the streets 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.
The scene dramatically called attention to complaints by Latino activists about Trump’s rhetoric on immigration. But it could also help Trump shore up support in his conservative base.
Onstage inside the OC Fair and Event Center, Trump had surrounded himself with people carrying images of family members killed by immigrants who were in the country illegally.
When Trump vowed to make Mexico pay for a wall along its border with the United States, thousands of supporters erupted in cheers…
David B. Villanueva, 23, of Chicanos Unidos in Santa Ana, a group that was part of the anti-Trump demonstrations Thursday, said the presence of the Mexican flag at rallies and other gatherings is often misunderstood.
While many may see it as un-American, the Mexican flag is actually used to express diversity within the United States, especially in California, where many are of Mexican heritage, the activist said.
“Protesters chose to bring out the Mexican flag to demonstrate their culture and not their nationality,” Villanueva said. “In this election year, I find the fact that people are waving Mexican flags more important than people waving American flags because of the diversity within our own American culture.”
What the L.A. Times is trying to tell these idiots is that by waving Mexican flags at anti-Trump protests, they’re inadvertently creating thousands of new Trump supporters.
Let’s hope they keep it up.