Hispanic Mayor of San Jose told police to stand down during violent anti-Trump mob. Blames Trump for violence
Police were keeping their distance from the crowd as the scuffles played out but kept them from getting any closer to the convention center.
“Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told the Associated Press by phone. “We’re all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation.”
The mayor, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments have to deal with.
“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” Liccardo said.