A New York woman says her right to wear makeup at a Donald Trump rally has been restricted after she said the president was violating her constitutional right to freedom of expression.
The Associated Press is reporting on the controversy at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Monday.
Melissa Kneebone said she wanted to express her support for Clinton for the first time during the rally, but Trump interrupted her.
She said, “You’re violating my First Amendment right.”
“I don’t wear makeup.
I’ve said this in my speeches.
I don’t want to be covered up,” Knebone said, adding she had not been to a Trump rally before.
She has a right to be free from harassment and intimidation and also has a First Amendment protection for her speech.
“It’s not about me,” KNEBONE said.
“It’s about the American people.”
A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately return a request for comment.
Kneebones response was applauded by the crowd of about 2,000 supporters at the rally.
“I’m not going to lie, it was pretty overwhelming,” Knee-Bones said.
“There was a lot of cheering, a lot more applause than I was expecting,” she added.
“I didn’t even realize there was a line.
I was hoping to go to the restroom.
The line just kept growing.”
Knee-Boones is one of the organizers of the event and is a member of the group that called on Trump to remove the president from office.
Trump has repeatedly criticized KneBones, calling her an “ex-pat” who has “never been to America.”
She said the comment was “offensive” and that she “did not mean to offend anyone.”
KneBons story on the Trump rally went viral, and the Associated Press later confirmed her identity.