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University Group ‘Knights for Socialism’ Encourage Kids to Beat Effigies of Trump

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

The University of Central Florida Knights for Socialism beat effigies of President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and presidential adviser Steve Bannon at its “Whack-a-Trump” event Friday.

Video footage of the festivities obtained by the East Orlando Post shows students screaming violent profanities and encouraging elementary- and middle school-aged children to join them.

“Punch his ass!” one student screams while another takes a swing at the pinata, eliciting cheers from the crowd with every impact.

At one point, following a number of fruitless efforts to attract participants, a small group of minors walks by the event, and members of the Knights for Socialism blindfold one child. Just before he swings at the pinata, though, a chaperone realizes what is going on and demands that the child take the blindfold off and not participate.

Later, a larger group of school children approaches, surrounding the pinata and cheering while one child asks, “Can I hit Donald Trump?”

[RELATED: ‘Leftist Fight Club’ trains UCF students to fight Republicans]

Knights for Socialism President Dylan Tyler claims that his organization is not negative and is completely welcoming, telling Knight News that “There’s been no negativity by any means but definitely a lot of interest and a lot of good conversations with people.”

In the video, however, Tyler can be heard yelling, “Come beat Jeff Sessions’ face i…

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