An 18-year-old Indian-American man who showed up for a Donald Trump campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, was ejected shortly after he arrived because security personnel for the Republican candidate told him he was a known protester and could not stay at the private event.
Jake Anantha is registered as a Republican and cast a primary vote for Trump. He was decked out in a Trump shirt when police removed him from the Charlotte Convention Center before the rally even began. He says he’s convinced he was profiled because he has dark skin.
Anantha’s father, Ramesh, commented:
“It’s unbelievably ironic.”
Jake says he had even recently defended Trump when friends called him a racist:
“When I saw him on TV, I personally didn’t mind his rhetoric. I defended him. When people called him a racist, I said he’s a critic of our flawed immigration system. He’s strong on Islamic terrorism.
“I thought (Trump) was for all people. I don’t believe he is for all people anymore. Why are all these white people allowed to attend and I’m not?”
Kirk Bell, communications director for Trump’s North Carolina campaign office, says he’s “looking into” why Anantha was booted from the rally. In other words, he wants to make the media happy and pretend to be investigation, but he knows damn well why it happened.
For Trump and his brain dead acolytes to pretend their campaign isn’t based on blatant hatred and racism of all who aren’t white is not just disingenuous, it’s an absolute lie. Dark skinned people do not fit into their worldview. If they could get away with it, they’d change those hats they wear to read, “Make America White Again.”
One thing is certain: Jake and his family say they will not be voting for Trump in the general election and are leaning toward Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org