“I am truly proud to be able to represent my Turning Point USA chapter and Rider University earlier today,” said Joshua Aminov
President Trump signed an Executive Order to preserve free speech on college campuses. Trump made the official announcement in the East Wing of the White House accompanied by several college students invited as guests. Trump applauded the efforts of the students fighting for free speech on their own college campuses.
“These courageous Americans have stood up for the forces of political indoctrinations.” said Trump.
We are here today to take historic action to defend American Students and American Values. In a few moments, I will be signing an Executive Order to protect FREE SPEECH on College Campuses.https://t.co/gFFnSl1bEF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Some notable guests included Charlie Kirk, Founder of Turning Point USA. TPUSA supports students across the nation activating young students to fight for fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government.
Today @realDonaldTrump signed an executive order to protect free speech on college campuses
He brought on stage with him a @TPUSA activist who was harassed and bullied on campus by university faculty because of her beliefs
This is not uncommon. But it ends today! pic.twitter.com/Yxa25pIj9S
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 21, 2019
Recently, a Leadership Institute Field Representative, Hayden Williams, was punched in the face on University of California at Berkeley’s campus. Williams was antagonized by two men for recruiting students to join a student-run conservative group. UC Berkeley was slow and weak in their response.
UC-Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen Sutton said in a statement: “Let there be no mistake, we strongly condemn violence and harassment of any sort, for any reason. That sort of behavior is intolerable and has no place here. Our commitment to freedom of expression and belief is unwavering.”
Following the incident, Charlie Kirk told Fox & Friends that the incident shows how much the left “hates the idea that there are other ideas.”
Conservative speakers invited to speak on college campuses have faced protests over the years. Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative commentator, was set to speak about unity at one of the largest Christian universities. Shapiro’s speech was canceled, which wasn’t the first time for him. The university said that it did not want to create division on campus. That’s why they canceled the ‘unity’ speech.
Every year, the government spends billions of dollars to fund universities. The president, today, decided it was time to crack the whip on the status quo.
Joshua Aminov was representing his school’s, Rider University, TPUSA chapter at the White House Thursday. Aminov told this reporter that his TPUSA chapter was denied student government support for ‘inviting Neo nazis to speak on campus’. However, the event titled “White Privilege is a Myth” featured non-white speakers Brandon Tatum and Anna Paulina. The chair of the school’s political science department even forbid the group from advertising the event because the group presented ‘fake facts’.
“I am truly proud to be able to represent my Turning Point USA chapter and Rider University earlier today” said Joshua Aminov to SaraACarter.com.
The group was denied support from the Rider Student Government in the Fall of 2017. They were eventually approved on March 20, 2018.