'Send him back': Angry reactions to Trump at Virginia event honoring foundations of democracy

  
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'Send him back': Angry reactions to Trump at Virginia event honoring foundations of democracy

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'Send him back': Angry reactions to Trump at Virginia event honoring foundations of democracy









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Trump gets heckled at Jamestown commemoration event













A Virginia legislator interrupted President Trump as he delivered remarks at an event Tuesday in Jamestown, Va., commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in America.

“Mr. President, you can’t send us back. Virginia is our home,” shouted State Delegate Ibraheem Samirah, holding up a sign that read “Go back to your corrupted home,” “Deport hate” and “Reunite my family and all shattered by systemic discrimination.”

As Samirah, dressed in a suit and bow tie, stood directly below Trump, who had stopped speaking at the podium, audience members booed and chanted, “Trump, Trump, Trump” and “U.S.A.” before the man was escorted away by police.

“Thank you very much,” Trump said over the chants and then continued his remarks.

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Virginia State Delegate Ibraheem Samirah holds a sign as President Trump speaks in Jamestown, Va., on Tuesday. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

“I just disrupted the @realDonaldTrump speech in Jamestown because nobody’s racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite,” Samirah’s Twitter account read after the interruption. “The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation’s history of immigrants.”

“Proud to do my part to show that @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobia isn’t welcome in our Commonwealth #DeportHate,” read a later post. Samirah became the second Muslim American elected to the Virginia General Assembly when he won a special election earlier this year. His campaign was marred by allegations of anti-Semitism over anti-Israel social media posts.

The outburst came amid controversy over Trump’s latest attacks against Democratic lawmakers of color who Trump said should “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.” The comments, which were condemned by Democrats and commentators as racist and xenophobic, were heightened when Trump supporters at a recent campaign rally chanted “Send her back!” in reference to one of the Democrats, Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar.


Black legislators in Virginia boycotted the event honoring the first convening of the Virginia General Assembly in 1619 after Trump was confirmed to attend, advising the event organizers to “send him back.”

“The current President does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the western world,” leaders of the Virginia House and Senate Democratic Caucuses said in a statement. “We offer just three words of advice to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: ‘Send Him Back.’”

Before Tuesday's event, Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney also spoke against inviting Trump to the ceremony.

“A president who labels those who disagree with him as un-American and ignorantly advocates for duly elected congresswomen, all United States citizens of color, to be sent back to their countries of origin has no place at this commemorative gathering in our Commonwealth this weekend,” Stoney said in a statement last week.

But Virginia’s black lieutenant governor, descended from slaves, Justin Fairfax, said he would attend the event “to proudly show to all in attendance that no national leader can diminish Virginia’s continuing efforts to cast aside its racist past and move forward as a state built on the blended contributions of Native Americans, enslaved Africans, settlers from Europe and later immigrants from across the globe.” The first ship bearing slaves from Africa arrived in Jamestown in August 1619; ceremonies commemorating the “First African Landing” will be held in Hampton, Va., Aug. 23-25.

After his speech Trump tweeted, “Great reception in Jamestown by both REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATS. Respect for our Country’s incredible Heritage. Thank you!”









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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

“I just disrupted the @realDonaldTrump speech in Jamestown because nobody’s racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite,” Samirah’s Twitter account read after the interruption. “The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation’s history of immigrants.”

“Proud to do my part to show that @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobia isn’t welcome in our Commonwealth #DeportHate,” read a later post. Samirah became the second Muslim American elected to the Virginia General Assembly when he won a special election earlier this year. His campaign was marred by allegations of anti-Semitism over anti-Israel social media posts.

The outburst came amid controversy over Trump’s latest attacks against Democratic lawmakers of color who Trump said should “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.” The comments, which were condemned by Democrats and commentators as racist and xenophobic, were heightened when Trump supporters at a recent campaign rally chanted “Send her back!” in reference to one of the Democrats, Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Black legislators in Virginia boycotted the event honoring the first convening of the Virginia General Assembly in 1619 after Trump was confirmed to attend, advising the event organizers to “send him back.”

“The current President does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the western world,” leaders of the Virginia House and Senate Democratic Caucuses said in a statement. “We offer just three words of advice to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: ‘Send Him Back.’”

Before Tuesday's event, Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney also spoke against inviting Trump to the ceremony.

“A president who labels those who disagree with him as un-American and ignorantly advocates for duly elected congresswomen, all United States citizens of color, to be sent back to their countries of origin has no place at this commemorative gathering in our Commonwealth this weekend,” Stoney said in a statement last week.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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JBB
3  JBB    3 weeks ago

The fact is, Trump thinks our states, our cities and our homes are all "Shit Holes".

Because? We do not live in golden penthouses or guilded age seaside mansions!

 
 
 
WallyW
3.1  WallyW  replied to  JBB @3    3 weeks ago

Wrong.....it was  just one guy..

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.1  JBB  replied to  WallyW @3.1    3 weeks ago

What does that have to do with Trump saying Americans live in "Shitholes"?

 
 
 
Sunshine
4  Sunshine    3 weeks ago

Oh wow...a president has been heckled....breaking news at 11.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.1  Heartland American  replied to  Sunshine @4    3 weeks ago

As if intolerant liberal nut jobs haven’t heckled or disrupted a Republican President’s speech before. Nothing new to see here

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Heartland American @4.1    3 weeks ago

Please give me those instances.  I'll wait.  What the fuck does that have to do with this anyway?

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

I'm proud of this fine young man for standing up to the piece of shit shithole 'president'  Did you see how furious scumbag Rump was?  Too bad he didn't burst a blood vessel or stroke out.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
5.1  Heartland American  replied to  Tessylo @5    3 weeks ago

Death wishing or wishing harm upon a President is a TOS and warrants a visit from the secret service. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Heartland American @5.1    3 weeks ago
warrants a visit from the secret service

Where's the /s because you have to be kidding, right? Besides, he didn't say anything about death in his comment, people survive burst blood vessels and strokes all the time.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Heartland American @5.1    3 weeks ago

Did you report it?  I'm sure you flag everything I post anyway.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
5.2  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @5    3 weeks ago

Appears you missed this from your own article.

His campaign was marred by allegations of anti-Semitism over anti-Israel social media posts.

Oh the hypocrisy. 

The left, electing anti-Semites while pointing the finger at everyone else.

 
 
 
bugsy
6  bugsy    3 weeks ago

This dumbass has a history of anti semitism remarks, but of course, they have been deleted. Wonder why? I also wonder why libs have not called him racist or an anti semite? Maybe because they simply recognize one of their own and are good with it....

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[comments about other members are always off topic & no value]

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dem-lawmaker-who-disrupted-trump-speech-has-history-of-anti-israel-remarks

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @6    3 weeks ago

Anti-Israel remarks are not anti-semitic

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

From his Twitter site:

Delegate Ibraheem SamirahVerified account

@IbraheemSamirah

Dentist. Activist-Organizer.

Representing the people of the 86th district as the youngest Virginia State Delegate & youngest American Muslim legislator anywhere

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    3 weeks ago

Is that supposed to be damning information?  

I'm proud of this young man.  

Fuck tRump!

 
 
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