Is This What Will Finally Do Trump In?

Yesterday's campaign rally stunt might cost him.

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Wondering how Donald Trump could possibly get more alarming as an increasingly feasible presidential nominee? The candidate reportedly (opens in new tab) kicked out a group of 30 black students who attended a campaign event at Valdosta State University in Georgia yesterday—students who claim they were standing silently in the bleachers. 

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"We didn't plan to do anything," student Tahjila Davis told reporters (opens in new tab). "They said, 'This is Trump's property; it's a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here." 

The students were wearing all black as a Black Lives Matter statement—it's possible they were removed from the event because a Black Lives Matter protest disrupted a Trump speech (opens in new tab) earlier that day. 

Despite videos that show students being led out, Trump's team is doing damage control in the Trumpiest way imaginable: by denying any knowledge of the incident.

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The news broke in time for Super Tuesday—whether the incident will affect Trump's numbers remains to be seen.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.