An incoming college freshman said her school threatened to revoke her admission after she put out a TikTok video touting her support for President Donald Trump.
Samantha Pfefferle, 18, claims Marquette University in Milwaukee made her believe her place was in jeopardy after her video went viral.
The school, a private Jesuit university, has denied the allegations.
The video features Pfefferle dancing in front of a house with a large Trump 2020 flag in the window. A sign that reads Marquette 2024 is also attached to the front of the house.
Pfefferle, who named her video When the libs find their way to your page, dances around wearing a sweatshirt to 6ix9ine’s song “Gooba” in the video.
Phrases like, When people see I support Trump, Then try to hate on me, and ‘And think I’ll change my views’ pop up across the screen.
Pfefferle told the conservative news website The College Fix that after she posted the video, which was viewed about 600k times and received thousands of comments, she started to get death threats from commenters.
I hope you get shot, one user said, according to Pfefferle.
I’d pray for you but you’re not worth it, another said.
Pfefferle told The College Fix that she was extremely disappointed in the reaction she got.
The response from my peers has been repulsive, the conservative TikTok-er said.
She also claims that she was contacted by a dean of undergraduate admissions at the university, Brian Troyer, who told her that her acceptance at the school was far from certain.
He had the heart to tell me I wasn’t a student, she told The College Fix. This means that my classification is still in limbo and is currently being decided by the administration.
I have been accepted. I paid for my housing. I even have a complete class schedule. If that doesn’t make me a student, what does?
She also claims the university reached out to her and interviewed her about certain views, such as how she feels about Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and are protected from deportation under an Obama-era program.
Marquette issued a statement saying that while they did speak to Pfefferle, they did not tell her her admission status was in jeopardy due to any political views, according to The Daily Mail.
Marquette University’s admissions decisions are made based on academic achievements and student involvement, not political views, the statement said.
Information circulating today from a blog that Marquette might rescind the admission of incoming freshman Samantha Pfefferle is false. Marquette has not rescinded her admissions offer.
Concerns about this new student that were brought to the university’s attention were not based on political affiliation but on the alleged use of discriminatory language.
On Wednesday, the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. shared Pfefferle’s story to Twitter.
Defund academic leftist indoctrination! It’s truly sad what’s going on in college campuses, he wrote along with a link to the story.
Pfefferle re-shared Trump Jr’s post, thanking him for his support and vowing to continue to be an advocate for free speech.
To witness firsthand the ridicule and animus many have had against our President make me stronger, she added.