A San Antonio federal judge after his statement for people who hate Trump to go to live in another country was immediately suspended.
Reports Conservative Tribune: U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo made the statement during a citizenship ceremony at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio Thursday night.
“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. And he will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country, “he said.
He also criticized NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as well as protesters who said President-elect Trump was not their president, according to The Washington Times.
Primomo later told KENS that he wanted his message to be unifying and it was not intended to be pro-Trump. He added that he did not even vote for Trump.
“I would never say anything like that. I was not trying to say anything for or against Donald Trump, “Primomo told the San Antonio Express-News. “I was just trying to say something hopeful and unifying and unfortunately it was taken out of context.”
The Express-News reported that Primomo told his bosses Tuesday he would retire next year.
Watch coverage of the judge’s remarks below: