A teenage supporter of Donald Trump, who self-identifies as half-Indian, was kicked out of the Republican nominee’s rally in Charlotte on Thursday. Security officials believed he was a protester who had shown up at previous rallies to cause trouble.
The 18 year-old supporter, Jake Anantha, told reporters that he has never been to a Trump rally before and that he would never protest against Trump, adding that he believes he was racially profiled.
“I do think it’s because I’m brown,” Anantha, a registered Republican, told reporters. “Obviously now I’m very angry. I’ve wasted a bunch of time coming here. I may have wasted six months of my life supporting Donald Trump, who doesn’t even let me come to his rallies.” While he is reconsidering his support for Trump, Anantha said he will not vote for Hillary Clinton.