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    Trump Supporters Disrupt California Attorney General Town Hall



    by JOEL B. POLLAK
    24 Mar 2017

    Supporters of President Donald Trump disrupted a town hall held by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in the Inland Empire town of Ontario on Thursday evening, the San Bernardino Sun reports.

    Becerra has led California’s charge against many of President Trump’s policies. Earlier this week, for example, he filed a brief supporting a lawsuit by Santa Clara County challenging the president’s executive order that threatens sanctuary cities with the loss of federal funding.

    An earlier town hall at the San Bernardino Valley College had proceeded without incident, the Sun reports. However, in Ontario, Becerra faced a hostile audience:

    Before Becerra could begin, a group of Trump supporters stormed the meeting at Chaffey High, chanting, “Shame on you.” A webpage advertising the protest called out Becerra for not supporting President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives.

    Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. in Ontario, and Trump supporters carrying signs with the president’s name and saying “America first,” stormed the room. While the town hall kicked off on time at 6 p.m., the protesters continued to interrupt the proceedings. Becerra was introduced to simultaneous cheers and boos.



    Just before 6:45 p.m., the event came to a halt. The protesters continued to chant and audience members exited.

    (video may be viewed at the source link)

    Until now, most of the disruptions at town hall meetings this year have been carried out by opponents of President Trump against members of Congress, usually Republicans.

    Last month, for example, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) left a town hall under police escort due to aggressive disruptions by anti-Trump activists.

    The left-wing movement calling itself the “Resistance” or “Indivisible” has shared its disruption tactics widely through online manuals and other media.

    Becerra, who dared the Trump administration to “come at us” in December, and predicted a “legal war” with Trump in January, found himself on the receiving end of the left’s own tactics on Thursday.

    It was the latest example of the rise in passions — and decline in civility — on both sides of the growing political divide.

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    Trump supporters shut down Ontario town hall with state’s attorney general

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    By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
    POSTED: 03/23/17, 5:33 PM PDT | UPDATED: 6 HRS AGO

    ONTARIO >> President Trump supporters shut down a town hall meeting featuring the new state attorney general Thursday night.

    At two stops in the Inland Empire Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to fight for Californians who have never been able to experience the American dream.

    It was a message that wasn’t received well in the second stop, where protesters shouted him down and cut short the two-hour event just before the 45-minute mark.

    Before Becerra could begin, a group of Trump supporters stormed the meeting at Chaffey High, chanting, “Shame on you.” A webpage advertising the protest called out Becerra for not supporting President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives.

    Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. in Ontario, and Trump supporters carrying signs with the president’s name and saying “America first,” stormed the room. While the town hall kicked off on time at 6 p.m., the protesters continued to interrupt the proceedings. Becerra was introduced to simultaneous cheers and boos.

    Ontario police were on hand.

    Several supporters left, muttering that they couldn’t hear anything.

    Just before 6:45 p.m., the event came to a halt. The protesters continued to chant and audience members exited.

    Earlier in the day, Becerra spoke with people gathered at San Bernardino Valley College.

    “I look forward to working with you to prove to a lot of Californians, and quite honestly, a lot of people in America, that we’ve got their back. I hope you’ll join me in that effort.”

    Becerra, California’s first Latino attorney general, toured Southern California on Thursday. Prior to his appointment in January, Becerra spent two years in the California State Assembly and 24 years in the House of Representatives. He has pledged to push back against the Trump administration’s policies.

    “They’ve given me the keys to something very exciting, and I know what there is to do,” he said.

    The son of immigrants himself, with his parents coming from Jalisco, Mexico, Becerra said earlier in San Bernardino his rags-to-riches story is the story of many in the Inland Empire.

    “I never wore a pair of Converse growing up or had a pair of Levi’s jeans. I always had the knockoffs, the stuff that sort of looked like it, but wasn’t the real deal,” he said. “But now, I’m decked-out, man.”

    Although he never explicitly mentioned Trump or his administration’s crackdown on immigration violations, Becerra said his office was an advocate for minorities and other historically marginalized communities.

    “We have to let a whole bunch of folks, who never got to experience the best parts of America, we’ve got to tell them ‘we’ve got your back,’” he said. “Whether you’re the first in your family to get a college degree, whether your parents can’t believe that you’re getting to walk through the doors of halls that they could never even walk in, let alone drink from the same water fountain, we’ve got to let folks know: We’ve got your back.”

    And contrary to Trump’s June 2015 statement that Mexico was “not sending their best” citizens to America, Becerra said those communities make America a better place.

    “America absorbs who we are and becomes better. Diversity in this country makes it so much better,” he said. “Even though, for the longest time, it wouldn’t let so many of us be part of this country, we figured it out, we found a way.”

    Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-Colton, introduced Becerra at his stop in San Bernardino.

    “You’re all committed to something good in the Inland Empire, and I’m glad that I get to be part of it,” she said, to the about 200 local elected officials, community activists and others crowded into the conference room.

    “He has fought for working families,” she said. “He has fought for the vitality of Social Security and Medicare.”

    And, the attorney general said, he’ll continue to fight for the interests of Californians.

    “We got your back,” Becerra said.

    And just as Becerra went from sharing a one-room home with his family as a child to introducing his parents to President Bill Clinton, he said, Inland Empire immigrants and other marginalized communities have the potential to achieve great things.

    “I know that is you, and your parents, and your children as well. I say to you, it is your story as well. And that’s what’s going to make us strong,” Becerra said. “We’ve got your back.”

    Conservative groups shared Becerra’s itinerary, saying he “intends to meet with local sheriffs, calling upon them to oppose the Trump administration’s new immigration policies.”

    In San Bernardino, there was only one protester: Inland Empire activist Tressy Capps, who held up a sign reading “No, no, no sanctuary cities!” during Becerra’s speech. She was specifically concerned that Becerra may end up supporting Senate Bill 54, which would keep California’s law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration agents, making California a “sanctuary state”for undocumented residents.

    Trump has repeatedly attacked California and its existing sanctuary cities.

    “Sanctuary cities is not the way to go,” Capps said after Becerra’s speech. “This is just protecting people who come in illegally and further facilitating their lawlessness.”

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    TRUMP SUPPORTERS ERUPT INTO PROTEST BEFORE CA ATTORNEY GENERAL XAVIER BECERRA TOWNHALL


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    Californian's are working really hard to get their voices out there. The main group on Facebook "California Trump Supporters" is posting non stop (William is following and posting on their site). There are also closed groups that I belong to. There is some fake news that appears, but they are trying to straighten this out. I have been having trouble with my computer and have not been able to paste and copy these articles to Alipac. Maybe some of my fellow Californian's might want to check them out and copy some of the articles they are posting (like this one).

    There is a new pro illegal immigrant media site on facebook that is posting articles for the poor illegal immigrants. This site is pushing for some young newly legalized immigrants to run for office in California our 2018 election. They post sob story's about the poor kids that ICE is breaking apart their families by deporting their parents. Through the group I follow an article was posted and I followed the link. The comment section was full of comments from the left and pro illegal immigrants. All of a sudden the comment section exploded with comments from the anti-illegal side. They wanted to know where all the haters and Troll's came from. It is really amazing to watch the shock as they come to realize that we are mad and ready to fight them. For way to long they have been encouraged to protest and play the victim. They cannot handle it when there talking points are thrown back in their face.

    I know of at least 3 protest being held in California tomorrow. I am curious to see if they get any media coverage.
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