Daily Beast editor John Avlon said if pro-Trump protestors caused the scene and did the damage that anti-Trump demonstrators did in Albuquerque the media reaction would be "totally different."
"As an independent, we have to use equal standards on both sides," Avlon said on CNN this morning. "The protests last night, that is a bad move for the Democratic party and Trump opponents. Because if they degenerate into violence, imagine what would have happened if the folks on the right had danced on police cars. There would be a totally different tone today."
Trump responded to Tuesday night's antics and tweeted, 'The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!'
The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2016