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January 13, 2016

Penn for Trump ditches 'The Donald'

A student group at the University of Pennsylvania that supported the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump has thrown in the towel.

Penn for Trump, set up in September by Patrick Lobo, a freshman at the Wharton School, disbanded after one inflammatory statement too many from its candidate, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported Wednesday.

Lobo had initially decided to support Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, because of his campaign policy platform, especially his tax plan, but months of insults and bombast turned the tide, according to the DP:

“It was just always hard to publicly align with some of the comments that he made,” Lobo said. “It got more and more difficult to say that I support someone who could say some of the things that he did say.”
Doubt about Trump’s suitability had been building up for a long time when Trump made his Muslim travel ban announcement. Lobo said it was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back.
“Once he goes to insulting a massive group of people’s religion, that’s not something I can align with,” Lobo said.

A number of student groups at Penn are backing presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders.

Read the full story at the Daily Pennsylvanian.