Just in case you haven’t heard, last night, the campus of the University of California at Berkeley descended into total chaos. A scheduled appearance by firebrand conservative Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled because of the outbreak of massive riots by left-wing thugs who attacked cops, Trump supporters and smashed up and looted buildings.
It looked like Ferguson last night, seriously. It was bad. So, President Trump weighed in and his response is absolutely perfect.
The Daily Caller has the story:
President Donald Trump threatened to cut federal funding for the University of California, Berkeley after the campus erupted into fiery violence before a planned speech by conservative figure Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday evening.
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
The president’s tweet comes after a night of violent protests on the campus forced Yiannopoulos to cancel a book tour event that was, ironically, about free speech on campus. (RELATED: Milo Speech Cancelled By Riots, Fire)
Protesters broke windows, set off fireworks, and threw smoke bombs and flares, creating a dangerous environment for students and the public. Masked protesters used a diesel generator to start a large fire outside the building where the conservative author was set to speak.
Berkeley is the flagship institution of the University of California system. The school received $370 million in federal research funding during the 2015-2016 school year.
Trust me when I say that the school may act tough and even back their students’ disgustingly violent actions, but they’ll change their minds QUICKLY over losing $370 million per year.
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