A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era
1. Protesters Attack Trump Supporters Outside a Rally in San Jose, California
On June 2, 2016, extreme left groups converged on a Trump rally in San Jose, California with various messages including “America was Never Great”, “Get off Mexican/native soil” and “F*ck Donald Trump.” Some of the protesters threw eggs at a Trump supporter. Others snuck up and punched Trump supporters leaving the rally. The ensuing havoc led to the victims of this assault to sue San Jose, the city mayor, and the city police chief over negligence in failing to prevent the chaos.
2. Trump Fundraiser Attacked
A group of Leftists assaulted Donald Trump’s motorcade and spat on his supporters in Minneapolis on August 19. The local media reported the raucous reception with the headline, “Donald Trump Fundraising Event in Minneapolis draws GOP Donors, Protesters to Convention Center.” With no mention of the protesters, the report went on to claim, “Donald Trump roiled Minnesota politics for a few hours Friday night.”