Judge tells new citizens Trump is their president, don't like it they can go to another country

Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:37 AM
Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:37 AM


            President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with President-elect Donald Trump (L) following a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. 
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President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with President-elect Donald Trump (L) following a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A Texas judge had some tough words for new citizens of the United States.

Judge John Primomo said to those people who recently took their oath of citizenship, "I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president. He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country."

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The statement was made during the ceremony Thursday night. Primomo is a federal judge, KENS reported.

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The judge didn't stop there. He also criticized protesters who have been carrying signs that say Trump is not their president and NFL players who have been protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem.

"I detest that, because you can protest things that happen in this country; you have every right to. You don't do that by offending national symbols like the national anthem and the flag of the United States," Primomo said.

He said that his comments were intended to bring the group together and to teach respect when it comes to the office of the president, KENS reported. He said he didn't vote for Trump.

Read more here, including reaction from the new citizens.