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SC lawmaker to Donald Trump: Stay out of my state

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Winthrop University in Rock Hill on Friday.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Winthrop University in Rock Hill on Friday. AP

A S.C. lawmaker wants his own wall for Donald Trump.

S.C. Rep. John King, D-York, plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday that says the Republican presidential front-runner is not welcome in South Carolina after a Muslim woman was ejected from his campaign rally in Rock Hill on Friday.

The resolution King plans to introduce says, "Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic bigot and is not welcome in the state of South Carolina."

King borrowed that description of Trump from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, who made a similar claim about Trump on CNN in early December.

Trump’s campaign had not returned requests for comment Monday.

The resolution – an expression of an opinion – would not prevent Trump from entering the state if it passed, which is unlikely in the GOP-controlled S.C. House.

Rose Hamid, a flight attendant from Charlotte, was sitting behind Trump, wearing a Muslim headscarf called a hijab, an eight-point yellow star that said “Muslim” and a T-shirt that said “Salam, I come in peace.”

Hamid told The Charlotte Observer that she stood in silent protest when Trump began talking about Syrian refugees, and then was asked to leave by police after Trump supporters began chanting his name. As she left, Trump supporters jeered her, she said.

King says Rock Hill has a history of combating racism.

"In addition to recently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Nine, a famous sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in town, Rock Hill proudly displays our ‘No Room For Racism’ motto on all city limits signs," King said.

“Mr. Trump must have missed them on his way into town."

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