A federal judge who was presiding over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, said referring to Donald Trump, “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”
Judge John Primomo also noted, “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,” reported the ABC affiliate in Dallas.
He also chastised protesters who are bearing signs, “He’s not my president.”
As he spoke at the citizenship ceremony, the judge also took the opportunity to criticize NFL players who protest during the playing of the National Anthem by taking a knee.
Black Lives Matter activists reacted with anger and fear and expressed defiance on social media, reported Breitbart News.
When questioned by KENS 5 in San Antonio, Judge Primomo said he intended to convey respect for the office of the president of the United States; he was not being political. In fact, the judge said, he did not vote for the Republican nominee.