A student at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has claimed she was kicked out of her sorority for posting a TikTok video in support of Donald Trump.
Jaycie Barton filmed the footage at a Trump rally in August, with the clip showing a series of supporters holding signs with messages such as ‘All Lives Matter’, ‘Trump 2020’ and ‘Back the Blue’.
She was initially reprimanded over the video in September, with the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority stating that using the phrase ‘All Lives Matter’ was ‘extremely hurtful’ to other members and ‘very unsisterly’.
In a statement, the sorority said: ‘ZTA stands for Black Lives Matter and the statement All Lives Matter goes against ZTA’s belief.’
Ms Barton was stripped of her title as Risk Management Chair in September, and has since been removed from the university organisation completely, The Daily Caller reports.
She told the right-wing site that ‘nowhere’ did it say in the ZTA rules that she couldn’t join the sorority if she didn’t support Black Lives Matter. She also stated that there were no rules around posting ‘political beliefs’ on social media.
During another interview with Breitbart, she added: ‘It’s pretty clear that I do support black lives. I don’t understand how the sorority cannot see that the word “all” includes everyone.’
She added that she hadn’t joined the sorority to be a part of BLM, but was attracted by their philanthropy. She claims that multiple members have messaged her to voice their support for her actions, but said they are too afraid to come forward.
Since leaving ZTA, Ms Barton has become a chapter president of Turning Point USA, a right-wing organization founded by Charlie Kirk.
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