Iowa High School Basketball Student Section Taunts Latino Players With ‘Trump! Trump!’ Chant
This is how it begins, kids. First a high school student cheering section in Iowa is taunting opposing Latino basketball players with chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!", then the next thing you know you're stiff-arm saluting and annexing the Sudetenland.
It happened at Perry High School in Perry, Iowa on Monday, where the boys varsity basketball team played Dallas Center-Grimes on Monday. Perry High, which is 48 percent minority according to its principal, has several Latino players. And during the game, the Center-Grimes rooting section subjected them to chants of "Trump!" and "USA!" throughout the game. WHO-TV:
According to players, chants like, “Trump, Trump, Trump,” were said and they were trying to intimidate Perry players by reciting things Trump has said about what he plans to do with immigrants and their children if he is elected.
It's cut the community and players like senior Shammond Ivory deep.
“It's honestly disrespectful. That's how I take it. I hear it during the game, on and off the court. Everywhere I go,” Ivory said.
A Center-Grimes spokesman said that the incident has been addressed with the students, but declined to say if anyone has been disciplined. Which of course is woefully insufficient -- but you know, Iowa.
It's as if Trump is crisscrossing the country releasing the bigots and mentally unstable from the basements and insane asylums and setting them loose in the countryside to do his evil bidding. Should it trouble him that, among many teenagers, his name is now synonymous with racism against Latinos? Of course it should. But he probably loves it.