Black students removed from Donald Trump rally in South Georgia

Donald Trump

Another day for GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump brings another race-related scandal.

This latest race-related incident involves 30 black students being kicked out of a Trump rally at Valdosta State University in South Georgia, according to multiple reports.

Even though there were 7,500 at the rally, there wasn’t room for 30 black students, according to USA Today:

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.”

“We are going to win at every single level. We are going to win with health, with education, at the borders, with our military. We’re going to win, win, win, win,” he told the crowd.

Trump, who has been under fire in recent days for a seeming inability or unwillingness to forthrightly repudiate the endorsement of David Duke, will undoubtedly face further scrutiny for his team’s latest questionable move.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Ana

    March 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Eric Sheppard’s US flag stomping friends asked to leave because of Profanity and Creating a Disturbance

    Valdosta, GA —
    Lowndes County District Attorney Brad Sheally confirmed that Eric Sheppard was officially indicted on Friday for carrying a weapon within a school safety zone.

    Back in April, Valdosta State campus police found a backpack with a gun in it that was allegedly linked to Sheppard. Sheppard was on the run from authorities for a few weeks after the incident but was arrested in Tampa, Florida and eventually sent back to Valdosta for prosecution.

    Sheppard originally made national headlines after walking on an American flag at a protest earlier in April at VSU.

  • Tom Colston

    March 5, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Im confused. Were the black students part of Eric Sheppard’s movement? Were they stompjng on the flag in the rally? Was Eric Sheppard there. I want to sympotize with the students but ive heard from someone there that the students were stomping on the flag. Whats the truth?

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