NEW YORK: Long Island Grade School Cancels Mock Election After Pro-Trump Students Insult Minorities

ABC News reports:

An elementary school in New York has canceled its mock presidential election after teachers and staff raised concerns about kids repeating “negative rhetoric about minorities,” according to the school’s principal.

“Teachers have said they’ve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ or saying they don’t want Muslims here,” said Glen Rogers, principal of Jericho Elementary School in Centereach, New York.

“I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” Rogers told ABC News today. “We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.”

To prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,” Glen said he and the school’s teachers decided to change the mock vote for president to a vote for students’ favorite school lunch.

  • kirtanloorii

    Trump effect in action. You have one chance to erase this fool from American politics. Vote on Tuesday!

  • crewman

    Trump is a deplorable role model for children.

  • PickyPecker
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Republican wet dream.

      • TampaDink

        The only thing missing is a semi-automatic rifle.

        • Clive Johnson

          There’s also a missing bald eagle, a flag, and a signed photo of Jeebus.

          • TampaDink

            I knew that there was something else missing. Thanks!

          • Thomas Kinkade will get right on that.

            (Couldn’t remember his name so had to google for it.)

          • Jerry

            I think his paintings are a little darker now…not as much light inside the coffin.

          • sonoitabear

            As a certified Fine Art and Antique Appraiser I’ve lost count of the number of times I have had to share the bad news with clients that they were grossly overcharged for their “Limited Edition” Kincade (see “limited” as in ONLY 35,000 of the same mass-produced print released in any given year)… I also no longer share my expertise (28 years in the profession) when I’m aboard cruise ships because I might be banned for “disrupting” their ridiculous “auctions”…

          • Jerry

            “Thomas Kincade, Painter of Schlock”

          • olandp

            And yet he was the most successful ‘artist’ in the world.

            Guess we should add him to the list; Americans elected Ronald Reagan, twice, George W Bush, twice, and bought thousands and thousands of Thomas Kincade pictures. Never underestimate the stupidity of Americans.

          • Dudley Nightshade

            I used to work for a person who specialized in Dali authentication alone. There are SO many fake Dali prints out there. There are even highly acclaimed sculpture shows of his work which Dali had absolutely nothing to do with. BUT slap his name on something and the buyers would flock with wads of money!

          • Megrim Twist
          • Clive Johnson

            Ah yes. My lovie and I will put on our high hats and mock Kinkade. But we keep our mouths shut when we visit her (Republican) parents who have one of his prints on the wall.

          • At least they just wasted money on a print instead of an original.

          • McSwagg

            Re: that “painter of light” claim

            Claude Monet begs to differ.

          • JCF

            And some dead [Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, etc etc ad nauseaum] in the background.

        • clay

          (it’s “assisting” her posture after suffering that uterine prolapse)

          • TampaDink

            I would not be surprised by anything.

        • TampaZeke
          • TampaZeke

            And before anyone laughs, this is real Republican elected official in Oklahoma.

          • TampaDink

            That is so disturbing. But it makes me wonder….how long agoe was this family portrait taken? And whether any of them or their friends have since been killed accidentally by gun fire?

    • AW

      The doll hitler hand salute really sells this.

      • Thorn Spike

        That’s no doll, that’s Der Drumpf’s hand, life- sized.

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          • ChrisMorley

            FLAGGED 14

    • AtticusP

      And though you can’t see it, just out of frame, there’s a sweet little dachshund sporting a Hitler mustache…

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      So much to work with, so naturally I had to run with it LOL I know, I’m a naughty gay

    • JT

      His kinder are not kinder.

    • Dagoril

      It still cracks me up that their official logo is Pence getting boned by Trump hehe. Yes, I’m juvenile.

      • sonoitabear

        Hey, even though you have to grow older, no one says you have to “grow up”..!!

    • bambinoitaliano

      Sigh, the country that fought against the Nazi is now building one of it’s own.

  • AW

    What pain have we brought on ourselves? I mean, we all live in echochambers, they are so easy to come by. Like for me, I don’t like looking at the polls anymore because they aren’t where I want them to be.

    Anyway, this shitbag of a subhuman is dangerous and ridiculous. I hope he meets his fate and that karma is a real thing.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Pay close attention “undecided voters”, this is what the Trump Effect looks like.

    By the way, how the fuck can anyone be undecided at this point?!?

    Oh right, idiocy coupled with a lack of critical thinking skills….I keep forgetting.

    • kirtanloorii

      I know this sounds crazy, but I have more respect for Trump voters than those “undecided voters.” Have they been living in a barn or something? Are they just stupid? Or worse: Are they waiting to vote for the person they think is going to win? Which is by far the worst of all.

      • Guess?

        They’ve been so busy watching the Kardashians and Toddlers and Tiaras that they’re not even sure who is running for President. Idiocracy is nigh.

        • kirtanloorii

          That explains why Honey Boo Boo child! has had four seasons.

    • Homo Erectus

      Or severe Bernie withdrawals with complications.

    • Local news stations will be at the polls interviewing people standing in line to vote and you can be sure they will find some shithead who tells them that they are “undecided.” Always happens.

      I’d love for any interviewer to ask the “undecided” what the hell they’re doing standing in line to make a decision on behalf of the entire nation if they are still fucking “undecided”!

      • NancyP

        “Undecided” is a more polite way of saying “None of your @$)(^%[email protected]#&^ business”. I am not sure why people don’t say “I prefer not to answer that question”.

        • wayne

          I was asked how I voted in an election. I said “By secret ballot.”

          • MaryOGrady

            Good for you!

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      There are no undecided voters. There are just attention whores who get their jollies off torturing the rest of us.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada


  • arewemenoramidevo

    So, Cheetos vs. Chicken Caeser Salad it is.

    • clay
      • EweTaw

        Cho is a national treasure. And she does a mean fusion Korean/Mexican taco.

    • clay

      Cheeto/Dorito Taco Bowls vs. the real deal taco truck from Our Lady of Guadalupe social support network.

  • bkmn

    Time to lay down the law for the school kids and the Trumpanzees – you must treat everyone else with respect or you will be removed.

    • Tor

      But what about Religulous Freedum?

      • EweTaw

        In Alabama they’re suing for their Religious Freedom to subjugate non whites and force them to work for vittles and fixins.

    • Miji

      Would they have a platform or movement left to talk about?

  • AtticusP
    • CottonBlimp

      It’s really weird how most of thosd photos don’t look like they’ve been changed.

      Do evil dictators just have a “look”?

  • bkmn

    On the ‘they eat their own’ beat, I saw that Eric Trump said during an interview that David Duke deserves a bullet in the head.

    • safari

      He probably thinks duke is an albino rhino.

    • sword

      the Trumps believe that the solution to political problems is to shoot the person. President HRC will be more Secret Service protection.

  • BearEyes

    you’ve got to be carefully taught.

  • T-Batwoman

    And the future alt-right is born. A dumbass at work dressed his daughter up as Hillary in an orange jumpsuit and chains for Halloween, he’s a major fuckstick.

    • Todd20036

      And they think gay people are a danger to children.


    • Chucktech

      “Daddy, I wanna dress up as a witch!”

      “No, lil’ darlin’ yer gonna dress up Killery in chanes!”

      • T-Batwoman

        Exactly, talk about fucking up your kids memories, selfish asshat.

  • Eric Lewis

    This is ALL about what they (children) hear at home from parents and elders and allot less what they hear on television.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Five bucks says the bigoted kids are going to beat the crap out of any of the kids who vote for tacos as their favorite.

  • Michael Smith

    I expect four more years of this shit if Trump is elected. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

  • ByronK

    Oh great – the children of Drumpf rear their ugly little heads.

    • BearEyes

      corn optional

      • Treant

        He Who Grifts Behind The Rows.

        • Jerry

          …corn be heavy soon.

    • Cattleya1

      Unfortunately – he is unattractive on so many levels. It is almost as if he has labored at this. Made it one of his life’s goals – ‘how can I better make myself into an evil fuckwit?’

  • TuuxKabin

    I hope the voting for favorite food will be secret ballot. Today feels like Friday, the way these stories are coming at us.

    • johncAtl

      If there are two write-in votes for pie I know who they’re from.

      • TuuxKabin

        Won’t you join us and make it three write ins? Just scored two strawberry rhubarb and two pumpkin. That’ll get us thru tomorrow night.

        • johncAtl

          Just don’t eat all the pumpkin before I get there.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    How long before “dangerous” Milo lays siege to this elementary school demanding all safe spaces in the school be closed? Conservaturds are people too! These little kids are just going to have to learn to live with constant micro-aggressions and alt-right racist, sexist and bigoted viewpoints.

  • Kelly Lape

    The ignorance of the American Electorate is the GOP strategy to maintain power. When the Democrats have “power” the GOP obstructs and prevents progress then campaigns on the “issue” of lack of progress.

    Republican voters disgust me. The only good Republicans are unemployed Republicans. The world will be better off when they’re all dead (of old age).

  • Michael R

    Are they just acting out the part of Trump ?
    …. if so you have to act like a piece of shit to get an A .

    • Macbill

      Their parents buy their grade……….

      • johncAtl

        I hope the school gets the money before the grade is posted.

  • TexasBoy

    “To prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,”

    Trump’s response….they cancelled the election because they knew I’d win. Whiny minority, radical Muslim terrorists.

    • kirtanloorii

      Yeah. Those Trump kids were probably busy making religious tests with their construction paper and crayons.

    • EweTaw

      It is uncanny how well you channel the Donald’s unstable reasoning.

      • TexasBoy

        I scare myself sometimes.

  • Chucktech

    Glen Rogers, principal of Jericho Elementary School, I hope you are utterly shocked and appalled. Deplorable basket dwellers, I’d say shame on you, but of course, they have zero shame.

    Teaching your children well, aren’t you, Republican scum?

  • shellback

    Children must be carefully taught.

  • Homo Erectus
    • EweTaw

      If Jesus is a bottom I might think about it.

  • penpal

    But don’t worry, First Lady Melania is going to fix all of this.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Megrim Twist

      She was fantastic in last night’s American Horror Story episode.

      • EweTaw

        Thanks for reminding me. I recorded that but forgot to watch. Something to do late this evening. Whoopee.

  • djcoastermark

    Menu just leaked, and wikileakers and t rumpettes are so po’ed. Tacos vs baked squash surprise. They are claiming it’s rigged

    • clay

      particularly when they figure out that “baked squash surprise” means vegan colache.

      • djcoastermark

        Ugh , waddyamean , No bacon !?!

  • TheSeer

    Deplorable. (Today I repeatedly post only this)

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Children will listen.

  • Treant

    OT: Kimmy Davis trying to get out of paying legal fees!

    Not that I ever want to see this cow’s face again, but in this case, I’ll make an exception! Apparently Jesus didn’t come through with enough grift to cover. Sad. Loser.

    • EweTaw

      Oh Happy Day!

  • zeddy303

    Let them experience a taste of “democracy” as we’re going to be losing it soon.

  • Lessons the Deplorable Children Learned:

    1) We can bully out way to get what we want.
    2) We can stop elections by bullying.
    3) Keep bullying.

  • WICKET99

    Seth Meyers should be heard by all voters – before they vote.

  • ralphb

    “You’ve got to be taught
    to hate and fear
    You’ve got to be taught
    From year to year
    It’s got to be drummed
    Into your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.”

    Rogers and Hammerstein, thank you.

  • another_steve

    Poor Kellyanne Conway.

    Another story for her to rationalize away.

  • Clive Johnson

    Me see different people. Dress strange, talk strange, believe different god. It scare me. Vote Trump.

    • another_steve

      Hey…in my day I dated a lot worse than that.

  • pj

    they have to be carefully taught….

  • witch

    Kids this young pick this up from close minded parents , maybe it’s time the school send out letters to clean up “their” act

  • Phil B.

    Suspensions all around.

  • NZArtist

    Like I said elsewhere… he’s already damaged your country for decades.

    • Stubenville

      The truth is that it’s been rotting from the inside out for twenty years. The parties mostly responsible finally feel emboldened enough to spew their venom publically.

  • Jeffrey

    He has validated racism among people who already felt it but USED TO BE ashamed to say it. Now it’s all the rage.

    • EweTaw

      Bigots and racists have always been fashion victims.

  • EweTaw

    Trump is so inspirational. 🙂

  • Stubenville

    It’s a pity dunce caps have gone out of style.

    • TrollopeReader

      If you fold and twirl the front page of the KKK paper, well, you get the idea …

  • Hank
    • EweTaw

      Trump has vowed to run the country the way he runs his businesses. Unfortunately Trump is not an investor in the building, but his Russian partner will lose big. Hmmmmm. Russian partner. What’s up with that?

      • Hank

        Why do you think, that the Russians are so involved as to who wins this election?? Part of it is because Putin, et. al. have Hair Drumpf licking the collective Russian’s asses, in their favor for foreign policy (NATO and countries that do not pay their full share, Ukraine and Syria.) the other part, is WE do NOT know HOW much $$$ Drumpf has borrowed from the Russian Oligarchs!!!

        • And when Trump fails to repay those loans the Russians will take him out and Hillary will end up before 20 dozen congressional hearings for her part in his murder. Trumpghazi!!!

          • TrollopeReader

            Does Obamacare cover knee-capping services?

          • Richard, another Canuck

            Or polonium injection treatments?

          • TrollopeReader

            for that you just need a spiffy gentleman with a spiffy umbrella … no matter the weather (or a lady with a parasol).

        • IamM

          Well, they’re almost the only ones still willing to give him a loan.

          • Silver Badger

            That’ll change.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      A Russian-born financier. You don’t say.

      So was the plan to elect Drumpf and annex Toronto all along?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Trump is not the project’s developer or even an investor; one of his
      partners, a Russian-born billionaire who got rich in Ukraine’s steel
      industry, controls the firm that’s in default.

      • Hank

        Yes, but I believe, they want to REMOVE the Drumpf name, now!!/s

    • Herald

      Good summary of his business and campaign.
      “The whole business model has been overpromise and underdeliver, and it’s Trump’s name on the thing” said an insider to POLITICO. …
      Such is the legacy of Donald Trump, disgraced businessman and divisive race-baiting sexual predator: angry citizens, angry investors, bankruptcy, and a prominent stain where the letters of his name once stood.

  • Ninja0980

    Hate isn’t something you’re born with, it has to be taught.
    And sad to say, the “parents” of these kids have taught them well.

  • Friday

    Leave it to Trump to appeal to elementary school bullies, cause that’s his level.

  • DutchBoy74


    Look with your own eyes how your Democratic National Committee put this country in an existential game of Chicken because it was the only they felt comfortable shoving Hillary through.

    What you are seeing in this article is the DAMAGE CAUSED BY COLLUSION AND CORRUPTION from the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and HILLARY CLINTON.

    You want to bitch about kids saying nasty things because of Trump? Go bitch to the Democrats for doing this to the country.

    • leastyebejudged

      Whatever, as if the GOP doesn’t do the same thing, and as if any of this is new or news.

      Look at the email. It’s strategy. Dutch Boy, go back to Holland.

      • DutchBoy74

        If that’s acceptable strategy then you are insane.

        Congrats because IT WORKED. You got Trump and now you got kids echoing Trump when they were directed through “strategy” to promote him.

        • leastyebejudged

          No shit, Sherlock, strategy works, duah.

          *I* didn’t “get Trump”. The strategy wasn’t targeting me, as there was never ANY chance of me voting for the fat bastard anyway.

          And all this “think of the children” bullshit doesn’t move me when Republicans use it, so it means less than nothing to me when foreigners and Democrats use it.

    • EweTaw

      Yes, the sky is falling all around you. It’s too late to run for cover. So squeal and cry.

    • Friday

      You want us to believe thieves and hackers about what you say someone else said without even attributions?

    • TrollopeReader

      ref. 1) the Rs (see Freedom Caucus) are doing that themselves, and think it ‘s for their own base.

    • Cosmo Tupper

      Putting your trust in wikileaks is like putting your trust in Putin! They are one in the same.

  • leastyebejudged

    Keepin’ it classy

  • KQCA

    Teach your children well.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Ummm, dipshits, how about a lesson “freedom of religion”?

  • TheManicMechanic

    The whole election is a mockery.

    The kids show what sort of Lord of the Flies world Trump would have in store for them.

  • leastyebejudged

    To be fair, I remember in elementary school chanting :

    ” Nixxon, Nixxon, he’s our man, McGovern belongs in a garbage can ! “

  • I can see having a mock presidential vote at the high school (10-12) grade levels. Even middle school (7-9). But grade school (1-6)? I’d say that’s inappropriate for that age group and a complete waste of time.

  • TrollopeReader

    Oh, special snowflakes. And what happens when the “favorite lunch” turns into who likes what in their neighborhoods — or do we just assume “pizza and / or nuggets”?

  • Cipher

    Children of the Deplorables!

  • fuzzybits
  • JCF
  • John T

    But when grown-ups mock minorities we pour millions of dollars into their political campaign and give them reams of free publicity plus a lifetime supply of benefit-of-the-doubt. Then we write endless earnest think-pieces about “economic anxiety”.

  • Hryflex

    Trump and his lickspittles must be so proud of bringing out the worst in America.

  • paulrees100

    I wish I could turn this whole mess into a vote for my fave lunch … YOU GO Beans & Franks!

  • JellyDonut

    a glimpse of the future