Supporters of President Trump were hoping to be a part of Maxine Waters’ town hall meeting in Gardena on Saturday, but they were barred from entering the building.
The Trump supporters received tickets for the event, but were treated as “second class citizens” because they supposedly did not live in her district.
Video from outside the venue shows about 50 Trump supporters waving American flags and Trump banners and chanting, “Let us in!” as they noted that Waters doesn’t live in her own district, either.
Police blocked the doors and prevented them from entering.
The non-constituents were identified with yellow wrist bands.
“The yellow wrist band means that you are branded that you cannot go in the building,” one woman said.
“You are forced to sit outside, even though we registered,” she added.
As the Trump supporters tried in vain to enter the building, Waters could be heard over loud speakers.
It appeared Waters cherry picked a friendly audience so she wouldn’t be challenged over ridiculously partisan stunts at the official event, like chanting “Impeach 45,” referring to Trump.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 25, 2017
The LA Times reports:
Inside, chants of “USA! USA!” could be heard from around 80 protesters who paced back and forth outside the venue.
Waters’ opponents were dressed in pro-Trump garb and called her “Dirty Waters.”
Chanell Temple said she lost her job a few years ago and hasn’t been able to find a new one because she doesn’t speak Spanish. She said Waters has destroyed the black community by supporting immigrants.