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Trump backers smell a rat after man with Confederate flag is thrown out of rally

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A man wearing a “Rebel” baseball cap and holding a large Confederate flag was tossed from a Donald Trump campaign rally in Manassas, Virginia.

The unidentified man was asked to leave Wednesday at the behest of the Trump campaign, according to Jon Ward, senior political correspondent for Yahoo! Politics.

A reporter with The Guardian, Ben Jacobs, repeated the charge, but the campaign has not confirmed that they were responsible for the guy getting thrown out.

The incident was also captured on video:

The Republican front-runner’s critics were quick to question his stance against political correctness … or use the incident as a prop to reinforce their claim that Trump’s a racist.

Back in June, when South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the State Capitol, Trump was supportive of the decision.

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“I would take it down, yes,” he said at the time. “I think they should put it in a museum and respect whatever it is you have to respect.”

But is there more to Wednesday’s incident?

Some on social media smelled a rat, questioning whether the man was a plant — a political operative paid to make Trump look bad:

Though one user had a more plausible — and less controversial — reason why the man may have been asked to leave:

Tom Tillison


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