WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — A federal judge took the opportunity during a U.S. Citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas to insert a politically charged rant. He told listeners, if you don’t like that Donald Trump has been elected president, you can leave for another country.
Judge John Primomo shared his thoughts with the room at the Institute of Texan Cultures Thursday night, via KHOU.
“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,” Judge Primomo said. “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”
Primomo continued his rant to lament those holding anti-Trump protests with signs that read ‘Not My President’ as well as athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
“I detest that, because you can protest things that happen in this country; you have every right to,” Judge Primomo said. “You don’t do that by offending national symbols like the national anthem and the flag of the United States.”
Later, Primomo told KENS 5 that his words weren’t meant to be political, but more a rallying cry for unification. He went as far as to say he didn’t even vote for Trump.
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