J.P. Krause was dumped as a class president candidate at his Florida high school after being accused of giving a "Trump-like" speech in front of classmates in a classroom.
Krause told WPTV that the 90-second speech was a satirical, tongue-in-cheek rant against his opponent in the student campaign for senior class president at Vero Beach High School in April.
Krause said he even received a go-ahead from the teacher in the room in make the statement, reported WPTV.
"She will expand the government so you will not be able to do anything" and "She will raise taxes 80 percent" and "She will likely create a dress code," Krause said about his opponent in the speech, stated WPTV.
Krause would later incorporate a version of President Donald Trump's "Wall" rhetoric into the speech as he jokingly accused his opponent of being from a rival high school, noted the television station.
"She represents Sebastian River High School," Krause said on the video, per WPTV. "What I propose is that we build a wall between here and Sebastian River, and we make Sebastian River pay for it."
While Krause won the election the next day, he was disqualified after the vote by Vero High Principal Shawn O'Keefe, Fox News reported.
"Speeches must focus on reality and pertinent issues," O'Keefe said in a statement, according to Fox News. "The insulting language in this speech was of a nature that created a situation of public humiliation and therefore violated school district rules pertaining to harassment."
Krause told "Fox & Friends" that he did not know if he got in trouble because his speech sounded like the president's campaign speech, but he did know that it was not meant to be taken seriously.
"It was completely a joke from the beginning and completely satirical," Krause told "Fox & Friends."
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative/libertarian public interest law firm located in Sacramento, California, has offered to provide free legal counseling for Krause, WPTV reported.
The foundation has already sent a letter to the school district charging that the principal's action violated Krause's constitutional rights and that he should be declared class president, according to the station.
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