Book vs. Trump — Springfield Woman Goes Viral After Attending Trump’s Speech

Johari Osayi Idusuyi was told the seats behind the podium were reserved for VIP only, but a few minutes later she and her friends (Gabby Chavez, Montel Morgan, DeWayne Williams) were invited to sit there right in the middle, to make it look as if Donald Trump had black supporters, to strategically help boost his image and appeal. So what happened? Johari became uninterested and read Claudia Rankine’s Citizen instead:

November 11th, 2015 — Johari Osayi Idusuyi’s reaction to Donald Trump’s speech in Springfield has landed her in the spotlight, but she showed up to the event on Monday for a low key reason.

“I’m not genuinely interested in him as a person, but as a presidential candidate, if you have the opportunity [so observe], why not?” asked Idusuyi. “It wasn’t conniving, we didn’t sneak in there. He asked us, probably for obvious reasons, but we went, we took the opportunity, and we sat and he told us to sit in the middle and we did,” said Idusuyi.

“I came here, yes, to observe a man that I already had low expectations for, but I thought maybe he could change my mind. Maybe it was just a media thing and I’m judging too fast based on what the media says and I was wrong, I wasn’t. He was exactly what I expected him to be and his supporters are exactly what I expected them to be.”

Citizen is an award-winning work by Claudia Rankine

I got tapped on the shoulder. I think it was a couple. The man, he was mad but not as mad as his maybe-spouse. He had a more calm demeanor, just like, if you don’t want to be here, leave. They both said it but hers was more from a place of genuine disgust and anger. I feel like he was a mouthpiece for her. And he probably was kind of mad, but I don’t think he would have tapped me on the shoulder if it wasn’t for the woman. The woman kept saying, “If you don’t wanna be here then leave. You didn’t even stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” I said, “I do want to be here, that’s why I’m here. You don’t know who I am. I’m reading my book because I’m uninterested. Did you not just see what happened? This person disrespects women, minorities, everybody and you’re still supporting him. He’s not saying anything of substance.” If I met this couple at an event or a dinner party, I would think they were nice people. They probably are nice people. But I don’t think they have any right to tell me what to do. The lady, actually, she mumbled something. I didn’t hear but my friend told me the next day that she said, “I’m so glad you’re not my daughter,” or something along those lines. And I was thinking, “I’m glad I’m not your daughter either!” ~ Johari Osayi Idusuyi


~ by Fionnlagh on November 12, 2015.

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