Free-Speech Activist Poses ‘Elevated Risk’ Because Her Last Name Is Trump
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- Cherise Trump is used to questions about her last name. As the executive director of Speech First, a nonprofit that defends the First Amendment rights of college students, Trump has been answering them ever since she took her husband’s surname in 2017.
- “People ask everyday if I’m related to the former president,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. She isn’t, as a quick Google search will reveal. In almost two years of speaking on college campuses, Trump said, she has never been protested or shouted down due to a case of mistaken identity.
- But now, one liberal arts school is pressing her to purchase event insurance before setting foot on campus, citing her name as a security threat.
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