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  • Donald Trump Says Mizzou Protesters Are ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Crazy’ [VIDEO]

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump took aim Thursday morning at ongoing student protests in Missouri, describing protesters as “pathetic” and two departed University of Missouri (MU) officials as “weak, ineffective people.”

    MU president Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin both announced their resignation Monday, after black students on the football team announced they would strike until Wolfe was gone. Trump said there’s no way he would have given in so quickly if he were in charge.

    “I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people,” Trump said in a phone interview with Fox Business. “I think that when they resigned, they set something in motion that’s gonna be a disaster for the next long period of time.”

    “Trump should have been the chancellor of that university,” he continued. “Believe me, there’d have been resignation.”

    Trump described the entire situation in Missouri as “disgusting.”

    “Did you look at their demands?” Trump asked the Fox host, referring to a demand list released by activist group Concerned Student 1950 several weeks ago. “Their demands are, like, crazy!” The group’s demands include creating a 10 percent quota of black faculty at MU and the creation of a mandatory “racial awareness and inclusion curriculum.”

    Trump’s condemnation of the MU protesters is one of the strongest yet uttered by a presidential candidate. Ben Carson launched his criticism Wednesday, calling colleges such as MU and Yale University too tolerant of “infantile behavior.”

    Democratic candidates, on the other hand, have praised the protesters. Hillary Clinton retweeted a show of support for MU’s students, while Bernie Sanders made a tweet of his own saying it was time to address “structural racism” at colleges:

    I’m listening to the #BlackOnCampus conversation. It’s time to address structural racism on college campuses.

    — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 12, 2015

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