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Howard U Student Dupes Trump Supporters into Giving her Money

November 6, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

Quran, an art major at Howard University, nearly pulled the scam of the century when she raised money from Trump supporters who believed she was one of them, only to find out she played them like a fiddle. 

The reason we say nearly? Quran told New York Magazine she felt too guilty taking their money so she returned it. 

It all started with a tweet.

 “I will not hide any longer, the left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide," she tweeted while sporting a MAGA hat. "But not anymore!! #BlacksForTrump #WalkAway #maga” 

She followed up the viral tweet with a story about how her parents kicked her out and disowned her for supporting Trump, ultimately putting her in a tough financial situation.

To remedy the financial burden, Quran posted a GoFundMe to help a "young, black republican pay for school," she wrote. 

Just a few hours later, Quran revealed the scam, writing that "Trump is a racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigot."

Quran clarified to New York Magazine that reports of her raising $150,000 were not true, though she did not disclose an exact amount. She also confirmed she refunded the money with screenshots of emails.

 “I just felt really weird about taking their money," she told NY Mag. "This could go south really fast, I just decided to refund everyone and give their money back."

Though Quran didn't run off with any coins from the Trump supporters, she surely did trick some into believing her sob story.

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