“Your ideas can’t be all that good if you’re not willing to let other people speak theirs”
Entirely predictable. You just knew students wouldn’t be able to resist their need to protest all things Trump.
The Hill reports:
University of Florida students protest Trump Jr. appearance
Hundreds of University of Florida students protested the school paying Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to speak on campus Thursday night.
The pair was paid $50,000 by the university’s student government to appear. Some of the protesters told The Washington Post that their objection was not to the appearance but to the payment coming out of mandatory student fees.
Guilfoyle during the speech described it as “a service for the freedom of speech and the First Amendment,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Guilfoyle is a former Fox News personality who is currently serving as a Trump campaign adviser. She is also Trump Jr.’s girlfriend.
The local newspaper estimated a crowd of around 800 at the event, some of them protesters.
Guilfoyle responded to protests by suggesting “some people here need to go home and have some Netflix and chill,” according to the Times. “They seem a little stressed out.”
“Your ideas can’t be all that good if you’re not willing to let other people speak theirs,” Trump Jr. also told the protesters, according to the report.
The appearance was not meant to be a campaign event, according to the speaking agreement. But the duo spoke about President Trump’s accomplishments and criticized former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently running to be Trump’s Democratic challenger in 2020.
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