Being Black at a Trump Rally
(Photo: Steve Helber, AP)
Donald Trump Kicks Black Students Out of His Rally
Words by: Ayanna Zulu
February 29, 2016
Monday evening in South Georgia, about 30 students dressed in all black were removed from a Donald Trump campaign event held at Valdosta State University’s Physical Education complex. Per request of Donald Trump, Secret Services escorted the students out of the rally, later to be escorted further away from the event by Valdosta Police Officers.
Tahjila Davis, a Mass Media student from Riverdale, Ga. said that the group in all black clothing did not plan on doing anything.
“I don’t understand why they would do something like that,” Davis said. “I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now.”
She also explained how the secret service agents told her that it was Trump’s property and that it was a private event.
Other students said they were disappointed that they were denied the opportunity to see what Trump had to offer to the school and to the country.
According to USA Today, Black students at a Trump Rally in Virginia on Radford University’s campus were escorted out by secret services after they began shouting: “No more hate! No more hate! Let’s be equal, Let’s be great!”
With over 7,500 people in attendance, Donald Trump, the current GOP-nominee front-runner, strongly encouraged his supporters to vote on Super Tuesday while promising a victory.
“We are going to win at health care. We are going to win in education,” Trump encouraged. “We are going to win at the borders. We are going to win with our military. We are going to win win win!”
NASCAR CEO Brian France, NASCAR driver Chase Elliott and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott were in attendance in full support of Donald Trump.
“That’s how I judge a winner, how somebody manages their family and raises their family,” said France.
Young NASCAR driver, Chase Elliott said that Donald Trump was a great man.
“I think he’s a guy that can do some great things for us,” said Elliott as he endorsed Trump.
As the crowd burst into cheers, Donald Trump took the podium to discuss his plans as president.
“Let’s talk about a few things like, uh the wall, like not getting ripped off in trade, like taking care of our military, like taking care of our vets,” said Trump, while not mentioning the details to his plans.
Trump also mentioned Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz, two of his competitors in the presidential race, and said that they “double-teamed” him in the final GOP debate before primaries last Wednesday.
“I see them back stage shaking hands grinning at me,” Trump said.
Kathy Nolan, an elementary school teacher and small business owner from Valdosta, Ga., said that she believes that Donald Trump will be the next President.
“I’m here in support of Mr. Trump because he is a business man. I think he knows what he’s talking about. I think his solutions to the issues in our country will work, nothing else has been working,” Nolan said.
Like Kathy Nolan and other Trump supporters, one of the most appealing factors of Donald Trump has been said to be his business work ethic, however, only the votes will reveal if he is appealing enough to become the Republican Presidential nominee.