Between the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the Secret Service, the pro- and anti-Trump crowds were kept on separate sides of the main road heading into the area where the border wall prototypes are on display.
However, not all was peaceful as the LEOs (Law Enforcement Officials) kept the two groups at a safe distance, as an unknown number of troublemakers attempted to goad the pro-Trumper contingent.
Reported by the San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, roughly 45 minutes before the Commander-in-Chief arrived, a car drove directly in front of the Trump-backers waving a Mexican flag.
As the CBS reporter noted, whoever was waving the flag of a foreign nation also happened to drop it to the ground. Perhaps letting his bias show, the Fox network affiliate from San Diego (who shot the video, below), Jamie Chambers had a different take. I’m still not sure how you “snatch” a flag out of a moving vehicle.
Anyhow, apparently considering the dropped flag as discarded property, an unknown Trump supporter retrieved such, and as things turned out, had a bit of a political statement of his own.
At first glance, the Trump supporter appeared to be of Latino heritage, but was obviously 100 percent Rojo, Blanco y Azul.
The patriot exclaimed “F**k Mexico, this is AMERICA!” While a number of other individuals cheered him on, it was difficult to make out that the patriot-in-question was saying.
But he did finish with a hearty exhortation of “Wave the AMERICAN flag!”
— jaime chambers (@jaimechambers) March 13, 2018