Two days after a Secret Service agent allegedly choke-slammed a Time magazine photographer, and a day after a group of black students (with tickets to the event) were kicked out of a Donald Trump event at Valdosta State University in Georgia, yet another reported incident of apparent racial bias at a Trump event—this time at a Super Tuesday rally in Louisville.
In footage captured by local TV station WLKY, Trump repeatedly paused his speech while protestors were removed from the premises. The station also appeared to capture white Trump supporters, including one clearly wearing a red "Make America Great Again" ball cap, pushing and shoving a black woman in multiple directions, yelling and gesturing at her.
I'm fucking furious.
This is what happens when a campaign is fueled by bigotry. Police looked on as she's shoved. pic.twitter.com/yZwkJe17PS
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 2, 2016
The woman later told reporters that she was fine, but “just trying to process everything."
White protestors were also removed from the rally, however, there doesn't appear to be any video of them being treated in a similar manner by supporters of the Republican frontrunner. Via The Independent:
“Oh look what we have here, some wonderful people, aww,” Mr Trump said as another group of white student protesters were removed. “Get out of here, get out, get out.”
“Don’t hurt him,” he added as another young man was pushed through the packed auditorium by a secret service agent, being pushed and shouted at by members of the crowd.
“See, if I say go get him, I get in trouble with the press – the most dishonest human beings in the world.”
According to the University of Kentucky's student newspaper, the people removed from the rally included Black Lives Matter protestors and supporters of both Democratic candidates.
Donald Trump won in seven of the 11 states holding primaries last night.
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