NEA President: Trump’s Hateful Effect Causing School Bullying and Frightening Children

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “With All Due Respect,” National Education Association (NEA) labor union president Lily Eskelsen García said because of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “effect,” schools are seeing that “kids are bullying other kids because of their ethnicity” and  “it’s frightening some of them.”

When asked about Trump, the NEA president said, “I think there’s going to be a lot of analysis and a lot of books written about the Trump effect—about people actually rallying to a message that can be so hateful and so divisive. We’re actually seeing that sometimes in our schools now, where kids are bullying other kids, because of their ethnicity or a little girl who’s wearing a head scarf —where there are studies being done on that, as well. We’re looking at role models, when we look at candidates. Our children are watching. And they’re watching this campaign. I think it’s frightening some of them.”

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