Trump throws fire at lib academia, threatens fed funding of universities and schools that won’t reopen

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President Donald Trump is waging war on liberal academia, with his weapon of choice being tax-payer funding.

On Friday, Trump issued several tweets threatening the government funding of schools that refuse to open in the fall. He attacked digital learning, which he claims has been “terrible compared to [i]n school,” wondering why he would give federal funding to schools that won’t open their doors.

But this isn’t the first time that the president has called for a “normal” school re-opening in the wake of coronavirus prompted early closures. He alleged that Democrats would benefit in November from schools staying closed.

As BizPac Review reported on Friday morning, CDC director Robert Redfield believes that the “public health risk” of educations centers remaining closed is actually greater than re-opening.

I’m of the point of view as a public health leader in this nation, that having the schools actually closed is a greater public health threat to the children than having the schools reopen,” Redfield reportedly said in an interview with The Hill.

I think really people underestimate the public health consequences of having the schools closed on the kids. I’m confident we can open these schools safely, work in partnership with the local jurisdictions.”

But public schools aren’t the only ones Trump had in his sights. He also threatened the tax-exempt status and federal funding of colleges and universities that act as left-wing indoctrination centers that some would argue “brainwash” more than they educate.

“Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education,” Trump explained. “Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!”

Conservatives, who have long warned about the hostile political climate on college campuses, cheered him on in the replies:

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