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

on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, WV - AUGUST 21: President Donald Trump speaks a rally at the Charleston Civic Center on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for Trump and a longtime pol... CHARLESTON, WV - AUGUST 21: President Donald Trump speaks a rally at the Charleston Civic Center on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for Trump and a longtime political operative, was found guilty in a Washington court today of not paying taxes on more than $16 million in income and lying to banks where he was seeking loans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 30, 2019 12:48 p.m.

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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