Trump supporters at an anti-immigration rally in Arizona found the wrong target for their demand to "get out of the country" -- a dark-skinned Navajo lawmaker that they mistook for an illegal immigrant.
The incident took place at a rally last week at Arizona's state capitol, when a group of flag-waving Trump supporters showed up to express their opposition to illegal immigration. According to a report from the Arizona Capitol Times, the group singled out dark-skinned lawmakers, legislative staffers, and even children in their path, calling those with dark skin "illegal" and telling them to "go home."
One of those targeted was Eric Descheenie, a Native American lawmaker who defended a young student who was reportedly being harassed. The Trump supporters then turned their attacks on Descheenie, asking if the life-long American and native Navajo speaker was in the United States illegally, then telling him to get out of the country.
"I'm indigenous to these lands," Descheenie told the Arizona Capitol Times. "My ancestors fought and died on these lands. I just told them, 'Don't ask me that question.'"
Descheenie seemed especially upset that the group was targeting young children, and later took to Twitter to call on Republican leaders to call out the bad-behaving protesters.