About 30 black students who were attending a Trump rally at their own university were forcibly ejected from the assembly by Trump’s “SS” — which in this case means Secret Service. The security people told the students that Trump specifically requested their removal before he began speaking.
Valdosta State University is one of the worst places that Trump could have gone pre-emptively racist because the school was whites only until 1963. The visual of black students being dragged out of their own school that has had such a strong history of racism sent shivers through many of those at the school and in the community.
Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old student, 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.
Source: USA Today
Telling your security thugs to eject students from an event at their own school because they are black is bad enough. However, what makes this even worse is that Trump’s campaign is now lying about doing it.
Hope Hicks, a Trump spokeswoman sent out an email later that night denying that the students were jackbooted out of the assembly “at the request of the candidate.” She claimed there was “no truth to this whatsoever.”
The first part of a successful lie is to make sure there are no witnesses to the truth. We have upwards of 30 students who all said the exact same thing. We have one spokesperson who is saying “nuh uh.” Who are YOU gonna believe, hmm?
Tahjila said tearfully, “I don’t understand why they would do something like that. I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now.”
Watch the interview with the students that were kicked out of their own school or being black, below:
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