Violence overshadowed Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shortly after polls showed the contentious Republican presidential candidate had easily won the Washington State primary.
The victory edges the real estate mogul ever-closer to cementing his party’s nomination and ever-confident of a successful run for the White House.
“They’re Bernie Sanders supporters, but I’m hearing that we’re going to get about 40 percent of Bernie Sanders’, because he’s not going to win. The system is rigged against Bernie Sanders, so he can’t win, but I’m hearing we’re going to get close to 40 percent of his supporters. Maybe not these people though. All right, get ‘em out of here, get ‘em out, get ‘em out of here,” he said of protesters inside the Albuquerque Convention Center.
He was a matter of minutes into speaking when he was interrupted and outside things were even more fiery.
Several #APD officers are being treated for injuries as a result of being hit by rocks. At least one subj arrested from the riot.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
Police reported protesters attacked their horses, overturned crowd control barriers and threw rocks during a rally against the presumptive nominee.
Protestors are now throwing bottles and rocks at our Police Horses.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
Trump was, apparently, long gone before the demonstration finished. His next stop: California, for the June 7 primary vote.