Charlie Kirk: Trump’s ‘incredible’ youth turnout in Arizona defied false narrative

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Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk exposed the mainstream media’s false narrative about President Trump’s support among America’s youth.

Kirk touted the “incredible” turnout of young people at the president’s Students for Trump event in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday, telling “Fox & Friends” that it “defied” the attempts by the liberal media to portray Trump as not having the support of the youth.

(Source: Fox News)

“It was incredible. You know, for the last couple of days the media was trying to create a narrative that young people were not in support of the president. And, is President Trump going to be able to – you know – pack the room in Arizona?’” Kirk told Fox News co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday.

“Well, I’ll tell you with young people, in defiance to the media narrative, it was absolutely incredible yesterday,” he added, noting there were “3,300 students in Phoenix, Arizona.”

The president appeared at the Dream City megachurch to a rousing welcome, turning around an otherwise disappointing weekend rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday — the first event for Trump following a three-month break due to the coronavirus.

Critics continued to slam the president for the events, warning of another spike in COVID-19 cases while ignoring thousands of protesters rioting and gathering across major cities over the last few weeks. Kirk noted that there were “certain areas” that students were able to be socially distant at the Phoenix event and that the rally did take some COVID-19 precautions.

“The energy and spirit was off the charts,” Kirk said. “The president gave a terrific speech communicating directly to the next generation. And, he was in incredible form and it was an honor to be able to host him in Arizona.”

The president slammed the “radical left” in America’s schools, commending the gathered students as “courageous warriors” standing in the way.

“They hate our history, they hate our values, and they hate everything we prize as Americans,” Trump said of the “totalitarian” Democrats.  “Our country didn’t grow great with them. It grew great with you and your thought process and your ideology. The left-wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage, so they can replace it with a new oppressive regime that they alone control.”

Kirk noted that the president’s focus on “core American values” was a great takeaway for the students at the rally.

“What I think was so important yesterday is President Trump talked about core American values,” Kirk told the Fox News hosts.

“E Pluribus Unum – which means: ‘Out of many, one.’ He repeatedly mentioned in God we trust. One nation under God – kind of reinforcing a lot of the cultural issues in America,” he added. “He talked about how we’re not going to tolerate our history being deleted or torn down. He reinforced that young people who are being attacked on campus have a constitutional right to be able to speak.”

Kirk noted that it was Trump who last year signed an executive order protecting free speech on college campuses.

“And yesterday, despite when a lot of people said, ‘Hey, I don’t know if you will be able to have the turnout’ – 3,000 young people in the middle of the Arizona heat and they waited [for[ seven, eight, nine hours to be able to hear the president,” Kirk said. “Pretty incredible, I’ll tell you.”

“And, I really think there is something special happening with young people in America,” Kirk concluded.  “And, I think in November we’ll see that all play out.”


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