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College Students Demand University Board of Trustees Member be Fired for Meeting With Trump

Campus Reform
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A group of American University students protested Wednesday to demand the firing of a Board of Trustees member, simply for meeting with Donald Trump.

Gary Cohn, President of Goldman Sachs, serves as the chair of the Board’s Finance and Investment Committee. He is reportedly under consideration for Energy Secretary under the Trump administration, and met with the president-elect on November 28.

AU’s Community Action and Social Justice Coalition student group promptly responded by organizing a “Dump Trump. Fire Cohn” demonstration the very next afternoon, arguing that anyone willing to have a one-on-one conversation with Trump should not be eligible to vote on matters that are important to progressive students.

[RELATED: Georgetown prof recruits students to protest Trump EPA pick]

“Cohn, as a member of the board[,] has voting power to influence our tuition, our status as a sanctuary campus, and whether our [sic] not we divest from fossil fuels and other oppressive industries,” the group states in the Facebook event description.

“Trump, [t]hroughout his campaign[,] has inspired hate that threatens the immediate safety of many in the AU community,” it continues feverishly, noting that “He has vow…

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