Student Republican group builds Trump-inspired wall at WSU

The College Republicans group on campus decided to build the wall, as a way to show support for Donald Trump and his proposed immigration wall on the Mexico border.KREM 2's Whitney Ward has the story (10/19/16)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Members of the Washington State University College Republicans group built a Donald Trump-inspired wall Wednesday as a way to show support for the presidential candidate.

Trump has vowed consistently to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to stop unauthorized immigrants from entering the country.

The students built the wall on the steps of Todd Hall on WSU's campus Wednesday afternoon.

Both protestors and Trump supporters attended the the event.

The event was shared with 400 people and 75 people said they were “going” on the invitation. 

WSU said in a statement they protected the students' free exchange of ideas.

"WSU cherishes freedom of expression on its campuses," wrote school officials in a release. "In fact, protecting the free exchange of ideas while encouraging dialogue that is constructive, respectful and civil is one of the university’s core values."

The statement went on to discuss diversity and WSU's support of undocumented students.

"Like all of our students, our talented undocumented students have earned the opportunity to attend college," wrote WSU officials in their statement. "Our university belongs to all of us, and we are all valued members of the Cougar Nation."


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