Trump to Sign Order on Free Speech on College Campuses

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Published on March 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:19s

Trump to Sign Order on Free Speech on College Campuses

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that requires colleges to support free speech to receive federal funding.

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Trump to Sign Order on Free Speech on College Campuses

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order to protect free speech on college campuses.

The directive would require colleges to support free speech laws in order to get federal funding.

President Trump first  made an announcement  about the order at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

"If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they've got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak.

Free speech," the president said.  He was referring to conservative activist Hayden Williams, who was  allegedly assaulted  in February while campaigning for a right-wing group at U.C.

Berkeley.

U.C.

Berkeley was criticized for stifling free expression after it  canceled events  with conservative speakers over safety concerns.

In 2017, a scheduled appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley was met with violent protests, causing the event to be canceled.

The university also canceled a speech by broadcast personality Ann Coulter in response.

And multiple colleges, including Penn State, Michigan State University, the University of Florida and Texas A&M University, denied speaking events by white nationalist Richard Spencer in the wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville.

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