“A member of the [Trump] event staff approached a member of our agency and requested that the group be asked to leave,” Capt. Stryde Jones, a Lowndes County Sheriff’s officer, said to the network.
Yet another member of law enforcement who was present, working the event, backed up this statement, verifying Jones’ account.
“I spoke to a Trump staffer, whose name I do not have, she told us that they needed to leave,” Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said to reporters with MSNBC. “Not only did I talk to a Trump staffer, so did the University police, and we were told over the radio by the Sheriff’s office that Trump staff wanted them out.”
In spite of their testimonies, Trump is calling them “liars.”
A Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks expressed in a statement that they “had no knowledge of the incident” in question “until after reading these false reports.”
So these officers are lying? Why?
And didn’t Donald Trump just say that we need to respect the police more? Didn’t he say how honorable they are? Why would the police have it in for Trump?
Clearly, there is no anti-Trump bias from these officers, or they would have simply refused to illegally eject the students if they had a problem with the GOP front-runner.
Trump’s rallies routinely feature protesters who are eventually dragged out, with the Republican would-be dictator cheering for their removal. But these protesters followed the rules. They did not say a word. They were ejected simply because their blackness was an act of protest and speech that Trump would not allow at his rally.
Recently, an avowed white nationalist took credit for violently attacking and shoving an African American protester who was being abused as she was pushed out of a rally in Kentucky.
(Article by M. David and Shante Wooten)