Trump says conservatives may be ‘majority’ of college students: ‘We have tremendous, tremendous support’

Given the state of education in America, woke university policies, anti-white lectures, a slew of Libs of TikTok videos, endless rainbow-festooned protests, canceled Republican speaking events, and liberal commencement speeches from progressive alumni, you might be tempted to think that conservative voices are scarce on U.S. college campuses, but according to former President Donald Trump, that just isn’t so.

Joining Sean Hannity on Thursday for a Fox News town hall, Trump fielded questions from the audience.

(Video: Fox News)

Coby, a clear Trump supporter and “recent college graduate,” noted that “college campuses are not a friendly place for people with common sense.”

“I’m wondering if there is any further action that you plan on taking to protect free speech not only for upcoming conservatives but for everybody going forward?” he asked.

According to Trump, there are “many more conservatives on those college campuses than people understand.”

“Many more,” he stressed. “I would even say a majority.”

Trump pointed to the work Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk is doing.

“People say, ‘Oh how can you say…’ We have a lot of support on college campuses,” Trump said. “You look at the work Charlie Kirk has done and others have done, such an incredible job, but we have tremendous, tremendous support.”

The GOP 2024 frontrunner noted that the Biden administration put an end to his effort to end conservative censorship at colleges.

“I will tell you that I passed something and signed something very strong, that if they do that, if they tell conservatives or anybody that you can’t speak on campus, no more government subsidy, no more government funds… It really changed it up, but as soon as I left they ended that,” he said. “But it was really good. I mean you’d go to USC, which is, you know, a hotbed, and other places like that, and they were taking people and they were taking them gladly because they didn’t want to lose the subsidy.”

“We give them tremendous amounts of money,” the former president added. “I said no more government money to any school, any university or college that discriminates against anybody, not only conservatives, and it really solved a big problem.”

In March 2019, then-President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.”

“In America, the very heart of the university’s mission is preparing students for life as citizens in a free society. But even as universities have received billions and billions of dollars from taxpayers, many have become increasingly hostile to free speech and to the First Amendment,” he said at the time. “You see it all the time.”

“Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti-First Amendment institutions.  And that’s exactly what they are: anti-First Amendment.  Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech,” he stated. “Today’s groundbreaking action is the first in a series of steps we will take to defend students’ rights.”

“But as soon as I was gone that was ended,” Trump told Coby. “We’ll put that back on the first day.”


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