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Why did Trump visit Benedict College?

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Danielle Vinson, Furman Department of Politics and International Affairs

President Donald Trump’s visit to Benedict College last weekend has raised questions about his motivation for visiting the historically black school in Columbia, South Carolina–a school where the demographic likely holds few Trump supporters. Eric Connor of The Greenville News reached out to Furman Politics and International Affairs Professor Danielle Vinson who said Trump’s visit was fueled by something other than winning the Bipartisan Justice Award at the “Second Step Presidential Justice Forum” held at the HBCU.

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