Footage has emerged of children smashing the miniature effigy of the billionaire tycoon to the joy of the cheering protesters at the University of Chicago on Wednesday.
The crowd erupted as one boy struck and dismantled the piñata – traditionally used at Mexican celebrations – and separated the model President’s head from its body.
In the clip, demonstrators are heard telling the children to “step on it” and “tear him apart” before the youngsters remove its limbs.
The display comes after about 150 people gathered to protest against Fox News commentator Corey Lewandowski, who worked for Donald Trump between January 2015 and June 2016, speaking at an event on campus.
Children were filmed destroying a Donald Trump piñata
This is insane. The world has gone mad!
He spoke at the university’s Institute of Politics at an event called Inside Trumpism.
Demonstrators claimed the protest came following a spike in white supremacist activity on campus, according to NBC Chicago.
Lewandowski’s talk follows another high-profile speaker at the university – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
“It would be bad enough for them to be hosting these figures at all,” said associate professor of philosophy Anton Ford.
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The rally was held after Corey Lewandowski spoke at the univeristy
“But to have this event as a private, off-the-record ‘conversation’ means that Lewandowski is even less likely to be challenged and questioned publicly.”
However, the video of the children has since received backlash online.
“Subhumans instilling hate and violence into their children,” said one YouTube user, while another added: “Parents like this need to go war zone.”
Another said: “This Is insane. The world has gone mad!”
Following the demonstration, the Institute of Politics issued a statement insisting the university was “non-partisan”.
He said: “The University of Chicago Institute of Politics is non-partisan and since its inception has hosted hundreds of speakers from across the political spectrum, including supporters and vocal critics of the Trump administration.
“With any administration, we would be remiss if we did not invite guests who could provide insights into the administration’s thinking and approach to governing.”
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