An angry mob of several dozen Trump supporters gathered outside the Mather Airport fence Monday, booing President Joe Biden and repeating chants about the 2020 election on his first visit to California as president.
A total of 30 people, including children, mostly dressed in red, white and blue, hung Trump flags, “Recall Newsom” banners and various other signs in front of the runway on the north side of Sacramento Airport. , a former air force base.
Much of the conversation among the protesters revolved around the fact that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. Linda MartinezHanna, an activist from El Dorado Hills, shouted, “Get off our president’s plane” and then called Biden a “fake president.
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When Air Force One landed just after 2 p.m protesters also expressed anger at Biden over his administration’s handling of the military pullout from Afghanistan last month. in Kabul, including Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee, a 23-year-old Roseville native.
Others shared their outrage at COVID19 policies, including vaccination requirements.Biden announced sweeping new mandates last Thursday, including one that would require all employers with more than 100 employees to require proof of vaccinations or weekly testing for workers. California Democrats are reportedly considering even tougher mandates.
“No mask, no vaccine and no ventilator for me,” said MartinezHanna, who said she had already contracted COVID19 and recovered. “I hope he’s not so far away that he can’t see my signal!” LD Sutherland said, according to ABC 10. His sign read “Biden Go Home” and he also held a recall newsom flag.
“I think this is a very scary time in our country and we need to stop this agenda that’s going on and that affects everything: mandatory vaccinations and our open borders and what just happened in Afghanistan,” Sutherland said.
Another protester, Patti Swanson, said this was her first protest and she was motivated to attend after 13 US soldiers were killed in Kabul on August 26 during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“That’s a big mistake, Afghanistan was a big mistake and they did really badly,” Swanson said. “And the result was that 13 people lost their lives.
Another video showed protesters lining Biden’s path to Long Beach City College, where they booed the president before he delivered a speech for Newsom’s campaign.
Biden has been heavily criticized for his handling of Afghanistan, even after he announced a blanket vaccination mandate last week that requires employees at companies with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or tested weekly.