Mar 4, 2024 - News

Trump alludes to replacement conspiracy theory at Richmond rally

A picture of a line of people wrapping around the Greater Richmond Convention Center with a green car waving a Trump flag.

The crowd outside the Trump rally Saturday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Photo: Fadel Allassan/Axios

Former President Trump repeated a racist conspiracy theory that Democrats are plotting to reduce white people's political power by allowing immigrants into the U.S. at his Richmond rally on Saturday, reports the AP.

Thousands of supporters turned out to hear him speak days ahead of Super Tuesday, when 15 states, including Virginia, head to the polls for primaries.

Flashback: This isn't the first time Trump has touted what's known as "white replacement theory" — or the first time he's visited Richmond, where protesters have interrupted him nearly every time.

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