A Muslim student appeared in a New York court on Thursday to admit to inventing a story that she was harassed by Donald Trump supporters on the subway.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, told police that a group of drunken white men yelled “Donald Trump!” at her, and called her a terrorist. She wrote an emotional Facebook post, saying it had been “dehumanizing”, and provided police with a description of the suspects.
Inconsistencies in the tale were put down to trauma.
But then, last week, her strict Muslim parents reported that she had disappeared from her home – only to reappear the following day. Questioned by the police, she broke down and admitted that she had made the story up to cover for being out late with her friends.
I never did bother to find out what Amanduh thought about this but no doubt we’ll be told that there’s a real fundamental truth in the original tale. You know, like the gang rape on campus in Virginia and so on….