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Is Donald Trump’s Campaign Unraveling?

We still have a ways to go in the presidential campaign, but for the better part of this election season, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been the party frontrunner. However, this could be coming to an end as Trump’s rhetoric and views towards minorities in this country is coming back to bite him.

On Friday, a Trump rally was scheduled to take place in Chicago on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago, but was canceled at the last minute due to security concerns when protestors and supporters clashed inside the arena before the event started.

A statement was released from Trump’s campaign saying he “has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date.”

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Protestors at Trump rallies are nothing new, as there have been several, but this time it was different.

Let’s remember Chicago is President Obama‘s town, is a city with a history of being run by Democrats and is also made up of almost equal thirds of Blacks, Latinos and Whites. The students who attend U.I.C. are either from city neighborhoods or are international. On top of that, you must factor in the tension over policing and race after the November release of a video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a White Chicago police officer, which set off protests in the weeks following.

The protests at U.I.C. were planned and shared on social media with 10, 000 Facebook signatures from people saying they would take part in an anti-Trump march.

Following the cancellation of Trump’s rally in Chicago, celebrities let their voices be heard on social media and called out Trump for his racist politics.

John Legend got into a Twitter back-and-forth with Trump’s son, Donald J. Trump Jr.

 


He wasn’t the only celebrity to speak out against Trump. King of the south, T.I., let it be known through a video posted on Instagram he was not feeling Trump’s politics.

 

Only time will tell if Trump will drop out of the presidential race. His rhetoric and attitude can only take him so far.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.