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This woman scammed Republicans by pretending to be a black Trump supporter

Quran

Quran Twitter/@chckpeas

Last week, a black college student said she scammed Republicans out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be a Trump supporter who was rejected by her parents.

Quran, who goes by @chckpeas on Twitter, is an art history student at Howard University.

White Republicans are very eager to embrace black Republicans. Since America’s political divide is defined by white supremacy, white Republicans want to find the metaphorical “black friend” to prove that their ideology isn’t fundamentally racist.

Considering that exit polls show that very few African Americans voted for Donald Trump, they are also pretty desperate to find some black people to ease their white guilt.

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Quran said that she was hanging out with friends and decided to tweet a pic of herself in a MAGA hat to make fun of people like Kanye West who “walked away” from the Democratic Party.

The reaction wasn’t what she expected, though.

“It was just straight Republicans all in the comments who were so proud of me,” she told New York Magazine. “It was weird. It was very unnerving.”

Quran then posted screenshots of text messages from her “mother” (she later admitted that she sent the texts to herself) cutting off financial support because of her newfound conservative ways.

The tweets went viral.

“I was at 900 likes. I told my friend, ‘I feel like this is gonna blow up. Let’s try and get some money off these dumb, rich Republicans,” she said.

So she set up a GoFundMe (which has since been deleted) to raise money for tuition.

And she got some support.

It only took a few hours, though, for Quran to tell the truth.

She took down the GoFundMe. While there were rumors that she made over $100,000, the exact amount isn’t known and she later told NY Magazine that it was “maybe $200.”

She also said she refunded that money. “I just felt really weird about taking their money. This could go south really fast, I just decided to refund everyone and give their money back.”

Quran has gotten a lot of cheers on Twitter.

“I can look in my DMs right now: ‘I can’t believe you finessed Republicans.’ ‘A true hero.’ ‘Sis, I stan you so much.’ ‘You’re a genius.’ ‘LMFAO, get that bread boo. Keep scamming til that day you die.'”

And she also got some hate from Republicans, who were quick to show their true colors once they found out it was a scam.

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