This is a HUGE story.
On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order directing the government to take action in protecting free speech on college campuses. This comes as a result of all the conservative’s who have been attacked, threatened, and silenced on college campuses across the country, especially since Donald Trump was elected.
“At a ceremony in the East Room this afternoon, President Trump took a step he hopes will ensure all voices are heard on college campuses across the nation,” Roberts reported. “In an executive order, the President directed his cabinet agencies to tie federal grants for education and research to more aggressive enforcement of the First Amendment.”
At the signing ceremony, President Trump explained how “under the guise of speech codes, and safe spaces, and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans.”
Roberts added: “The move follows incidents at several colleges and universities where conservatives have been targeted, including UC Berkeley were a student, Aidan Williams, was punched in the face for supporting the President and conservative policies.” And it was something Trump had announced during his annual CPAC address earlier this month.
The executive order requires colleges and universities to meet their existing legal obligations to ensure free speech, as Fox News noted in an online report: “Public universities seeking funding would have to certify they comply with the First Amendment, which already applies to them. Private universities, which have more flexibility in limiting speech, would need to commit to their own institutional rules.”
The executive order requires colleges to be more transparent with data regarding debt and earnings of their graduates broken down into areas of study.