Kellyanne Conway is 100% correct when she says, “In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs, [they’ll see] life doesn’t work that way, folks.”
President Trump is also correct by threatening to stop federal funding to universities that do not allow free speech on campus.
Last night hundreds of protesters at University of California in Berkeley smashed windows, set fires and clashed with police as they forced the controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart News editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, to cancel his appearance at the liberal-leaning institution (we covered the madness here: “Trump Threatens To Pull U.C. Berkeley Funds After Violent Protesters Cancel Yiannopoulos Speech“).
In response to the demonstrations, this morning Kellyanne Conway took to Fox News to blast the mainstream media for “emboldening” protesters by implicitly supporting their violent and destructive actions.
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 2, 2017
The Hill reports…
“What’s going on out there is what’s going on all across the country,” Conway, a key aide to President Trump, said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
“You have protesters who feel very emboldened,” added Conway, who served as Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager. “They’ve got media cameras following them, they give interviews.”
“I don’t even know if they know what they’re protesting. Really, what is it, the free speech? Having someone on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?”
Conway said students lashing out at Yiannopoulos, who is a popular figure with the alt-right, are in for a rude awakening upon graduation.
“In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs – which they will in the Trump economy – [they’ll see] life doesn’t work that way, folks.”
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