Trump: Missouri Officials are Weak, Ineffective

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 4:00 PM
Trump: Missouri Officials are Weak, Ineffective

Donald Trump was on Fox News this morning and was questioned about the recent events at the University of Missouri. Vintage Trump did not hold back when he blasted the officials at the university.

This comes after the student body protested the school president, Tim Wolfe, and demanded that he resign amid allegations that he did nothing during times of racial crisis at the university. Although there has been little hard evidence regarding the racist actions, the president resigned almost immediately and accepted full responsibility.

When asked for his take on the matter, Trump said, “I think it's just disgusting.”

“I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. I think that when they resigned they set something in motion that is going to be a disaster for the next long period of time. Trump should have been the chancellor of that university, believe me, there would have been no resignation.”

Below is the list of demands from Missouri’s students:

I. We demand that the University of Missouri System President, Tim Wolfe, writes a handwritten apology to the Concerned Student 1-­9-­5-0 demonstrators and holds a press conference in the Mizzou Student Center reading the letter. In the letter and at the press conference, Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-­0 demands. We want Tim Wolfe to admit to his gross negligence, allowing his driver to hit one of the demonstrators, consenting to the physical violence of bystanders, and lastly refusing to intervene when Columbia Police Department used excessive force with demonstrators.

II. We demand the immediate removal of Tim Wolfe as UM system president. After his removal a new amendment to UM system policies must be established to have all future UM system president and Chancellor positions be selected by a collective of students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds.

III. We demand that the University of Missouri meets the Legion of Black Collegians' demands that were presented in 1969 for the betterment of the black community.

IV. We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and administration. This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color.

V. We demand that by the academic year 2017-2018, the University of Missouri increases the percentage of black faculty and staff campus-wide to 10%.

VI. We demand that the University of Missouri composes a strategic 10 year plan by May 1, 2016 that will increase retention rates for marginalized students, sustain diversity curriculum and training, and promote a more safe and inclusive campus.

VII. We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding and resources for the University of Missouri Counseling Center for the purpose of hiring additional mental health professionals — particularly those of color, boosting mental health outreach and programming across campus, increasing campus-­wide awareness and visibility of the counseling center, and reducing lengthy wait times for prospective clients.

VIII. We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding, resources, and personnel for the social justices centers on campus for the purpose of hiring additional professionals, particularly those of color, boosting outreach and programming across campus, and increasing campus-­wide awareness and visibility.

Trump commented by saying, “their demands are like crazy, the demands they are asking for, many of those things are like crazy, so it is just disgraceful.”