Trump Gets Heckled: ‘You Can’t Send Us Back! Virginia Is Our Home!’

on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia.
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President Donald Trump was heckled while speaking at a Jamestown 400th anniversary event Tuesday as a man in a suit cried: “you can’t send us back! Virginia is our home!”

Only one protester was visible in the TV footage of the event, bearing a sign with slogans like “deport hate” and “reunite my family.” That protester has since been identified as Democratic Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah. Samirah told the Loudoun Times-Mirror that he interrupted Trump’s speech because “nobody’s racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite.”

The crowd started up a halfhearted counter-chant of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” in response.

The President jutted his chin out and stopped speaking until security escorted the heckler out, impatiently drumming his fingers on the side of the lectern.

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