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Marshall President Condemns Trump-Inspired Tweet

November 10, 2016
 

A student's Donald Trump-inspired Tweet has led to anger and condemnation at Marshall University, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The election night tweet referenced the way Trump spoke on video about how he treats women. “As soon as Trump hits 270 electoral votes I am grabbing the first girl I see by the p----. #MAGA,” said the tweet. The hashtag is used by Trump supporters as the acronym of "Make America Great Again," his slogan. The tweet has since been deleted.

Jerome Gilbert, the president at Marshall, issued a statement that said, “By suggesting an action that is inconsistent with our university’s core values -- in direct opposition to the Marshall University creed and everything the Marshall family stands for -- it does not represent behavior we expect from our students …. Language like this can only be viewed as threatening and offensive not only to women but to all members of our community.”

 
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