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Trump supporter, 18, says Marquette University threatened to rescind her offer over TikTok videos

A young Trump supporter, 18, has said Marquette University threatened to rescind her offer after she posted TikTok videos in favor of the president that sparked death threats from students. 

Samantha Pfefferle claims she was told by administrators that her place was no longer certain and says they asked her a series of questions about her morals to decide if they were still willing to accept her at the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This came after she posted a video of herself on TikTok dancing while phrases pledging her support for Donald Trump played across the screen. 

Pfefferle says she has received death threats from other students over the video and blasted their response ‘repulsive’.

A young Trump supporter, 18, has said Marquette University threatened to rescind her offer after she posted TikTok videos in favor of the president that sparked death threats from students

The high school student uploaded the pro-Trump video titled ‘When the libs find their way to your page’ onto her TikTok page ‘conservativegirl0’.

In the video, she is seen standing in front of a house with a Trump 2020 banner in the window and a sign on the outside reading ‘Marquette University 2024’.

Pfefferle dances in front of the signs to 6ix9ine’s song GOOBA while the phrases ‘When people see that I support Trump,’ ‘Then try to hate on me,’ and ‘And think I’ll change my views’ flash up on the screen.

She is also wearing a Marquette sweater and is gesturing to the lyrics: ‘He’s mad, she’s’ mad, big sad, haha, don’t care, stay mad.’

The video, which had gained more than 3,100 comments by Wednesday afternoon, triggered an angry backlash, with some Marquette students threatening her life.  

‘I hope you get shot,’ one person wrote in the comments. 

‘Free speech does not mean no consequences,’ commented another. 

Samantha Pfefferle uploaded the pro-Trump video titled 'When the libs find their way to your page' onto her TikTok page 'conservativegirl0'

Samantha Pfefferle uploaded the pro-Trump video titled ‘When the libs find their way to your page’ onto her TikTok page ‘conservativegirl0’

In the video, she is seen standing in front of a house with a Trump 2020 banner in the window and a sign on the outside reading 'Marquette University 2024'

In the video, she is seen standing in front of a house with a Trump 2020 banner in the window and a sign on the outside reading ‘Marquette University 2024’

An email also began circulating on social media calling for Pfefferle to be rejected from the university, with people urging other students to copy it and send it to Marquette’s administration. 

‘I was extremely disappointed by the incendiary comments,’ Pfefferle told The College Fix.  

‘The response from my peers has been repulsive.’

The future freshman claims she also faced a backlash from the university, saying administrators threatened to withdraw her place at the school. 

Pfefferle told The College Fix she was contacted by the dean of undergraduate admissions at the university Brian Troyer who told her she ‘wasn’t a student’ and that her place was still being decided – despite her already being accepted onto a place and making payments for accommodation there. 

‘[He] had the heart to tell me I wasn’t a student,’ Pfefferle said. 

‘This means that my classification is still in limbo and is currently being decided by the administration. 

‘I have been accepted, I paid for my housing, I have my roommates, I even have a complete class schedule. If that doesn’t make me a student, what does?’ 

Pfefferle (pictured) claims she was told by administrators at Marquette University that her place was no longer certain and says they asked her a series of questions about her morals to decide if they were still willing to accept her at the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pfefferle (pictured) claims she was told by administrators at Marquette University that her place was no longer certain and says they asked her a series of questions about her morals to decide if they were still willing to accept her at the university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pfefferle says she has received death threats from other students at the university (pictured) over the video and blasted their response 'repulsive'

Pfefferle says she has received death threats from other students at the university (pictured) over the video and blasted their response ‘repulsive’

Pfefferle also said administrators interviewed her to judge her morals, putting forward hypothetical questions about Dreamers.

‘They also asked me hypothetical questions regarding Dreamers,’ she told the College Fix.

‘How would I respond if a Dreamer who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe or comfortable with my views and me being on campus. ‘

She added: ‘They also asked me if they thought there was anything I could do to improve my image on campus. They proceeded to ask if I was comfortable with the reputation I have established for myself. 

‘The assistant dean asked if I put any thought into the response I would be getting from my videos.’

A petition calling for her to keep her place and citing her right to freedom of expression reached around 2,400 signatures. 

Pfefferle told The College Fix later on Tuesday that the school had confirmed it would not rescind her offer.  

Marquette University told DailyMail.com in a statement that claims that the university might rescind an offer based on political views were ‘false’ and that concerns about accepting Pfefferle at the school were based on her ‘alleged use of discriminatory language’ not her political affiliation.

‘Marquette University’s admissions decisions are made based on academic achievements and student involvement, not political views,’ the statement read. 

‘Information circulating today from a blog that Marquette might rescind the admission of incoming freshman Samantha Pfefferle is false. Marquette has not rescinded her admissions offer.’

It added: ‘Concerns about this new student that were brought to the university’s attention were not based on political affiliation but on alleged use of discriminatory language. 

‘In this case, there were also concerns for the incoming student’s safety, which were investigated by the Marquette University Police Department and discussed with the incoming student.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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