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It seems a list is quickly building as to what can get you summarily ejected from a Trump rally. On last count, Trump couldn’t stand the following at his events: Muslims, the press, and babies. Now, Trump’s added on to his persona non grata list: protesters holding Constitutions.

On Thursday, several protesters attended a Trump rally in Maine. Rather than picketing or overtly opposing Trump’s candidacy, they chose to stand up and silently display pocket-sized copies of the Constitution of the United States.

The protesters were referencing the man who may end up causing Trump’s downfall. At the Democratic National Convention last week, Khizr Khan, the father of a slain Muslim-American soldier, pulled a pocket Constitution out during his speech and openly asked Trump whether he had ever read the document himself.

The protesters in Maine were immediately thrown out of the rally by Trump campaign staff, and faced a booing crowd on their way out.

The pocket Constitutions held by the protesters were issued by the ACLU and they’ve have seen a dramatic increase in sales in the days following Khan’s speech. Although it was unclear whether the protesters were actually affiliated with the ACLU, the organization Tweeted out its support:

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Jonathan Drake 

 

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