Convenient Excuse! Her Name Is Trump. That Makes Her an ‘Elevated Risk,’ According to Trinity University

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The school said a talk by Cherise Trump—no relation to Donald—posed a security threat

Cherise Trump is used to questions about her last name. As the executive director of Speech First, a nonprofit that defends the First Amendment rights of college students, Trump has been answering them ever since she took her husband’s surname in 2017.

“People ask everyday if I’m related to the former president,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. She isn’t, as a quick Google search will reveal. In almost two years of speaking on college campuses, Trump said, she has never been protested or shouted down due to a case of mistaken identity.

But now, one liberal arts school is pressing her to purchase event insurance before setting foot on campus, citing her name as a security threat.

When Young Conservatives of Texas asked Trump to speak at Trinity University this month, the school’s director of risk management, Jennifer Adamo, warned about the possibility of “disruption.” The talk posed an “elevated risk,” she told student organizers in a February 20 email, because “there is potential for others to mistakenly believe that Cherise Trump is related to…

Her Name Is Trump. That Makes Her an ‘Elevated Risk,’ According to Trinity University