A 56-year-old Muslim woman was kicked out of a Trump rally and subsequently harassed by the people attending.
“One guy was saying, ‘Get out — do you have a bomb? Do you have a bomb?’ Rose Hamid told CNN host Don Lemon. “I said, ‘No. Do you have a bomb?’ They were saying ugly, ugly things. One guy was saying, ‘God is great.’ I said, ‘Yeah, God is great.’”
Hamid and another man were led out of the rally by a police officer, and as they were led out, Trump said, “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.”
Hamid said that the remarks were “a vivid example of what happens when you start using this hateful rhetoric and how it can incite a crowd.”
She said that not everyone in the crowd acted that way, though, and that a woman in the crowd expressed her regret for how she was treated while others seated around her treated her without animosity.
“Some people would say, ‘Why even put yourself in that position, Rose? To be around those people,’” Lemon asked.
“Because I don’t want to think of them as ‘those people,’” she replied. “I think that’s what the problem is, that we look at people and we categorize them as ‘those people’ who are bad people and ‘these people’ are the good people. I believe that people in all camps are decent people as we get to know them.”
Check out her interview with Lemon below.