Life and combat for Republicans at Berkeley

We are almost like an exhibit or zoo animals. Whenever someone finds out I’m a Republican at Berkeley, they pick my brain. People are genuinely curious. Nonetheless, their image of a white, male Republican is shattered when they see me. [Mr. Tahmas is of Persian descent.]

As a Republican on campus I am targeted frequently. I have been spit on on several occasions. I have had drinks thrown on me. I have been punched in the face.

When I was punched it was election night. I was not wearing Trump gear, but I was recognized. It was after Trump’s win. Two individuals came up and punched me in the face. This was my first semester at Berkeley.

For Republicans in the club, it’s all pro-Trump. I have yet to meet a member of the Berkeley College Republicans who is against Trump.