I think it's just about time the Secret Service stopped being Donald Trump's strong arm bullies. On Monday, 30 black students were taken out of a Trump rally by the Secret Service at the request of Trump himself. They were students at Valdosta State University, where Trump was speaking.
About 30 black students who were standing silently at the top of the bleachers at Donald Trump’s rally here Monday night were escorted out by Secret Service agents who said the presidential candidate had requested their removal before he began speaking.
The sight of the students, who were visibly upset, being led outside by law enforcement officials created a stir at a university that was a whites-only campus until 1963.
“We didn’t plan to do anything,” said a tearful Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old mass media major, who was among the Valdosta State University students who was removed. “They said, 'This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here.”
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks in an email late Monday night denied that the students were shown the door "at the request of the candidate."
This was the second time in one day that the Secret Service served as the strong arm for the candidates whims. The first incident came when a Secret Service agent choke-slammed a Time Magazine reporter to the ground for trying to take a photograph of Black Lives Matter protesters being tossed out of another rally.
I wonder if Joe Scarborough still thinks Trump's not a racist.
Now the campaign is denying Trump requested it. Sort of.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks says "the candidate" didn't ask Valdosta students to leave, but not answering if campaign requested it.
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