This Texas judge insists he's not a Trump supporter and was instead trying to "unify" the new citizens.
People across the country continue to have mixed feelings about the idea of a Donald Trump presidency, but one federal judge is not interested in trying to appease any new citizens who may be rightfully concerned for their well-being.
Addressing a room full of newly-minted Americans at a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, Judge John Primomo cautioned that regardless of how anyone living in the country may feel about Trump being elected Commander-in-Chief, he is indeed their president.
"I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president,” Primomo said, according to KHOU Houston. “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”
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In addition to speaking against protest signs opposing Trump as president––despite his severe lack of experience, lack of regard for people of color and misogynistic attitude towards women––the judge also criticized those who have recently chosen to begin taking a knee during the National Anthem.
"I detest that, because you can protest things that happen in this country; you have every right to,” Primomo added. “You don't do that by offending national symbols like the National Anthem and the flag of the United States.”
The judge's language while speaking to the new citizens seemed to suggest that he's in alignment with Trump, however, Primomo later told KENS 5 News that he did not vote for Trump, while also adding that his statements were meant to be "unifying" and "respectful," but not political.
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