Over 30 Students Were Kicked out of a Donald Trump Rally for Being Black
At this point, it’s hard to be surprised by anything Donald Trump does. His messy weekend interviews, where he claimed not to know anything about David Duke or the KKK therefore making it impossible for him to rebuke their support only further proved that Trump’s views on race are absolutely not in the favor of people of color.
Well now Trump’s campaign is mired in even more racial controversy after a rally for the Republican candidate at Valdosta State University in Georgia on Monday.
USA Today reports that as many as 30 Black students were kicked out of the rally by alleged secret service officials before Trump even arrived.
It seems as if the students were not given an explanation as to why they were asked to leave, but agreed to be escorted out where they then demanded answers from officials.
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
In a comment to USA Today,19-year-old VSU student Tahjila Davis said, “We didn’t plan to do anything. They said, ‘This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.’ But I paid my tuition to be here.”
Historically VSU was an exclusively White institution until 1963.
A representative for the secret service told USA Today that agents were in the area for Trump’s event but would have only been there for “monitoring” so it’s unlikely that they had a hand in removing the students.
Trump’s spokesperson Hope Hicks has said “There is no truth to this whatsoever.” She then went on to further explain that the Trump campaign had “no knowledge” of the incident.
Hicks can say what she wants but a picture is worth a thousand words, so how many is a video worth?