San Jose media appears to be following the same template used by San Diego’s press last Friday: Make the focus of the Donald Trump rally reports the protests that occur after the event, instead of the thousands of enthusiastic supporters who attended.

During the rally within an annex of the San Jose Convention Center, Trump addressed about 5,000 Californians. Interestingly, his remarks included sharp retorts to Hillary Clinton’s supposed “national security” speech in San Diego that was mainly a tirade against the GOP’s presumptive nominee:

Trump shot back at Hillary Clinton to the delight of several thousand raucous fans in San Jose, mocking her for claiming Thursday that he was too “thin-skinned” to be commander-in-chief.

“I watched Hillary today. It was pathetic. It was so sad to watch,” Trump told a crowd of about 4,000 that filled up about one-third of the football field-sized South Hall at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

“When you watch her today, she does not look presidential. This is not a president. Four more years of this stuff and we’re not going to have a country anymore.”

As occurred in San Diego, demonstrators waited until the conclusion of event to begin spreading their special brand of peace, love and tolerance. In contrast to my home town, it appears that San Jose’s anti-Trump crowd was substantially more hostile and less under control.

Police are working to clear hundreds of protesters who gathered outside Donald Trump’s rally in San Jose late Thursday.

Several supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee were seen chased and taunted by protesters outside the San Jose Convention Center. Protesters also surrounded a woman and threw eggs and bottles at her.

“It was unbelievable,” said Steve Tong, a Cupertino resident who attended the Trump rally.

Tong said after the rally he was walking toward a nearby parking structure and saw protesters surrounding and taunting an elderly couple.

“I’ve never seen anything like that in America before,” Tong said.

Tong also said he saw protesters smash car windows inside the parking structure.

Here are a few of the images that shocked Tong:

These details makes me grateful for the “tanks” and “martial law” implemented by the San Diego Police Department.

Social media was filled with on-the-scene reports of violence, which apparently erupted magically from seemingly nowhere (at least reading their accounts)!

Trump believes he can make California electorally competitive again:

“I’ve been told by all these brilliant guys you can’t win California,” he said. “I think we can. And if we win California, the election is over. We win. And then we will make America great again.

Maybe. But he will surely pick up votes from Californians who resent the thuggish tactics of egg-throwing, car-stomping, Mexican-flag-waving bullies. Perhaps there are enough in the state to make a critical difference?

If so, it will be YUGE!


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