January 13, 2016
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.
Read the full story at the Daily Pennsylvanian.