Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez shouts ‘F*** Donald Trump’ when confronted by victims of AB 5

BARRIO LOGAN (KUSI) – Over the weekend, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and one-time Democratic Presidential candidate, Julian Castro, spoke to a small crowd at Border x Brewery in Barrio Logan.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher attended the event, and that attracted people who have been negatively impacted by Assembly Bill 5 to show up and protest her legislation.

While Lorena Gonzalez was speaking, the anti-AB 5 protesters began shouting, “Repeal AB 5,” to which Gonzalez replied by shouting into the microphone, “F*** Donald Trump.”

One of the events attendees, Gloria Rivera (@BlueUrpi), captured the whole thing on video that she posted to Twitter. Those who have been hurt by AB 5, and opponents of the bill are sharing this clip as just another example of Gonzalez’s attitude toward Californians affected by her legislation.

In a piece published by RedState, Jennifer Van Laar wrote that Lorena Gonzalez ”

remains unfazed. Her attitude toward those who have been harmed hasn’t changed a bit from what we observed in December. In fact, she won’t even admit that people have been harmed. Needless to say, this attitude infuriates those impacted by AB5. A number of the bill’s opponents showed up Saturday night to an event at which Gonzalez was scheduled to appear, armed with signs and prepared to respectfully show Gonzalez and the crowd that real people and real families are being hurt by her cruel law.”

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Although Lorena Gonzalez disagrees, the controversial new law is negatively impacting thousands of Californians across a number of different industries. KUSI interviewed Gonzalez about her bill and she asserted, “that there is no indication that there is thousands of people out of work.” She continued saying, “I understand that’s what you have been told by some folks, but there is absolutely no data or indication to suggest that thousands of people have been put out of work.” Her full interview with KUSI on AB 5 is below.


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