Report: Donald Trump Requested That a Group of Black Students Be Removed From His Rally Before It Had Even Started
In Georgia on Monday, about 30 black Valdosta State University students were removed from a Donald Trump campaign event, hosted at the school’s PE complex. The students were removed at the candidate’s request, the Des Moines Register reports, before the event even began.
The black Valdosta U students tell me they were standing silently in the bleachers when Secret Service told them Trump wanted them removed.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 29, 2016
“We didn’t plan to do anything,” one of the students, Tahjila Davis, 19, said. “They said, ‘This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.’ But I paid my tuition to be here.” Secret Service agents escorted the students out of the event; Valdosta police ushered them farther away from the rally.
“I don’t understand why they would do something like that,” she said. “I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now.” Valdosta State was a whites-only campus until 1963.
VSU students being kicked out for absolutely NO reason before Donald Trump makes his presence. pic.twitter.com/bOwnwvCkuN— High OCT8NE. (@UGWavy__) February 29, 2016
Inside, the Tallahassee Democrat reports, Trump urged his fans to get to the polls on Tuesday. “Tomorrow’s going to be a big day,” he said. “We’re going to have a lot of success. I love Georgia. And I want you to lead the pack if you can.”
“We are going to win at every single level,” he continued. “We are going to win at health care. We are going to win with education. We are going to win at the borders. We are going to win with our military. We are going to win, win, win, win.”
Trump enjoys the support of a broad swathe of racists, from former KKK Grand Dragon David Duke to current Maine Governor Paul LePage.
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