Donald Trump called protests at the University of Missouri "disgraceful" and "disgusting" on Thursday, suggesting in an interview on FOX Business Network that the two university administrators who resigned in the wake of racially-charged incidents at the school should not have stepped down.
"I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people," Trump said of University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, who both announced on Monday that they would step aside under pressure. "I think that when they resigned, they set something in motion that's gonna be a disaster for the next long period of time."
"Trump should have been the chancellor of that university," added the business mogul. "There would be no resignation."
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The university has been rocked by charges that school administrators have failed to address simmering racial tensions on campus. Those complaints prompted a nationally-publicized boycott by players on the school's football team, who demanded that Wolfe step down.
Trump said that protesters have made unreasonable demands in the wake of the resignations. Leaders of the protest movement say the school must implement a "racial awareness and inclusion curriculum" and increase the share of black faculty on campus.
"Their demands are, like, crazy!" Trump said.
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