- The Washington Times
Monday, November 7, 2016

An Iowa State University student was escorted off the stage at a rally for Hillary Clinton on Saturday after he used his speech to criticize the Democratic presidential nominee.

Kaleb Vanfosson, president of the Young Democratic Socialists group at Iowa State and a sophomore in political science, was expected to give a speech about uniting the Democratic Party before Sen. Bernard Sanders took the stage, the Iowa State Daily reported.

Instead, Mr. Vanfosson painted Mrs. Clinton as an out-of-touch elite who “has completely lost grip of what it’s like to be an average person.”

“The only thing she cares about is pleasing her debtors — the billionaires who fund her foundation,” he said. “The only people who can really trust Hillary are Goldman Sachs. Citigroup can trust Hillary. The military industrial complex can trust Hillary. Her good friend Henry Kissinger can trust Hillary.”

“Voting for another lesser of two evils? There’s no point,” he said before being escorted off the stage.

Mr. Vanfosson later told the Iowa State Daily that that he was “basically assaulted” after being taken off stage.

The rally was held at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center in Ames.

Mr. Sanders later took the stage telling supporters that this election is “not a popularity contest,” it’s about uniting people.

“We’re not running here for class president of the local high school,” he said, the Iowa State Daily reported. “Our job right now in these very difficult times is to bring people together.”

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