Before Trump spoke in Valdosta, Ga., about 30 black students who were quietly standing on the top of the bleachers were told to leave the GOP front-runner’s event.
Those students complied and were escorted by the Secret Service outside, where they were told they needed to vacate the area of the rally.
“We didn’t plan to do anything,” said Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old Valdosta State University student who was removed. “They said, ‘This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.’ But I paid my tuition to be here.”
Earlier Monday, black students at a Trump rally in Virginia were removed by Secret Service after chanting, “No more hate! No more hate! Let’s be equal, let’s be great!”
The removal of the students comes as Trump faces a firestorm for not disavowing former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s support during a Sunday interview on CNN. Trump blamed a faulty earpiece for misunderstanding the question and said he’s previously repudiated the support.
At another Trump campaign event Monday, a photographer was slammed into a table by a security officer.
Source: THE HILL