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(CAMPUSREFORM) — The University of Miami has apologized for a promo video used by its campus television station that mocked a student for saying she might vote for Donald Trump.

 

University of Miami Television (UMTV) posted the the clip featuring student interviews as part of a “NewsBreak” segment last month , but came under fire for including a derisive sound effect after one student expresses support for Trump.

 

According to the Miami Hurricane, the video was edited to incorporate a “comedic rewind effect” after the student gives her response, followed by a close-up of her face and a speech bubble saying, “Oh, that makes sense.”

 

Every other student interviewed for the clip was a Clinton supporter, but sophomore Portia Baudisch, one of NewsBreak’s two executive producers, said she did not pick up on any bias when she approved the video for posting.

 

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