AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn freshman Ross Jones said a week before the election, he would roll the Toomer’s Oak along College Street if Donald Trump won the election.
Once it became official and the president-elect delivered his speech, Jones delivered on his promise.
“I had all my roommates in the bed of my truck, and we just drove out here,” Jones said. “We were all fired up. We knew there were going to be a lot of people down here. We’re from a conservative university, and there’s going to be a pretty big turnout for this. I said over a week ago, if he wins, I’m rolling Toomers Corner. All my family back home told me to do it. I actually drove home 2.5 hours to go vote yesterday.”
Jones said he heard that folks were out at the corner around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Jones said he thought about going out at that time, but he did not want to jinx anything. Jones said when he got to the corner, he was still in disbelief over the win.
Jones said the tree was covered in white just like it is after an Auburn win. He went onto say that most of the folks with him needed to be up at 8 a.m. for classes and tests, but he said they did not mind as they wanted to be out for the moment.