A group gathered alongside the road outside the gates of Camp Pendleton on Friday, Veterans Day, in a show of solidarity for President-elect Donald Trump.
“We’re looking forward to a strong leader,” rally organizer Jeff Schwilk said.
Schwilk, founder of San Diegans for Secure Borders, was once associated with the San Diego Minutemen.
He said he gravitated to Trump as soon as he heard the campaign platform combined support for military veterans with a tough stance on illegal immigration.
“Our laws have been on the book for 30 years, it’s time we have a president and an administration to enforce those laws,” Schwilk said adding that he hopes Trump will end sanctuary cities like the ones in California.
Trump supporter Wiley Drake, Chair of the Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington, D.C., said he supports the president-elect because he wants to take the country back to “traditional America.”
He held a shofar, a horn used for Jewish religious purposes, and credited the instrument with helping Trump reach the White House.
“We trumpeted Trump into the leadership position around midnight and then, of course, now the rest is history,” Drake said.
Drake admits that Trump is not a perfect man but he said he’s a good man who will serve our country well.
“We will blow the trumpet for Trump and Trump will lead our nation back to one nation under God,” he said.
Many car horns honked while the group held signs at the intersection of San Rafael and Harbor Drive in Oceanside.