A group of communists burned an American flag Tuesday at the entrance to a Los Angeles fundraiser attended by President Donald Trump.
A group of people from the Revolution Club Los Angeles gathered at the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel, formed a circle and burned the flag while singing “America was never great,” according to a video posted by the organization on Twitter.
This was a surprise to the president’s supporters who were at the entrance of the hotel and tried to stop the revolutionaries, creating such tension that the local police had to separate the two groups.
CBSLA journalist Chris Holmstrom, who was present during the incidents, confirmed the presence of members of the violent radical group Antifa in a video posted on his Twitter profile.
“In all my years, I’ve never seen something like this,” said Gregg Donovan, a Trump supporter. “I stayed there with my sign [flag] all the time, but the burning of the flag hurt me a lot,” he added.
Extreme left-wing groups such as Antifa have been the protagonists of increasingly violent incidents in recent months, to the extent that signature collections have been organized on the internet asking President Trump to declare them a terrorist organization.
Last July, during a protest in Portland, a journalist covering the event was brutally assaulted by hooded members of the Antifa group.
“While chanting ‘no hate,’ antifa militants pummeled my head. No police intervened. Portland prides itself on being a sanctuary city but what I see is a sanctuary for domestic terrorists,” explained journalist Andy Ngo, who suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of the attack, in an interview for the Wall Street Journal.
Faced with this reality, President Trump stated at an event on July 17 that the members of the Antifa group are “bad people.”
“These are sick, bad people. These are bad people,” he told the crowd that came to hear the president’s speech which is available on NBC News’ Youtube channel.
The president stressed that the media do not want to report on them and do not broadcast their attacks.
“They don’t get the bad press, the press doesn’t want to talk to them. They are very evil. They’re hitting people over the head with sticks, and I mean sticks. I mean bats even. They’re whacking people with bats,” Trump explained.
The president also referred to members of the so-called Squad made up of Democratic legislators Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib who have been claiming that there are concentration camps on the country’s southern border.
This is one of the claims also made by extremists who burned the flag in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.
“So these Congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous militant hard left,” President Trump said.