Last night, a protest against Milo Yiannopoulos was staged at Berkeley and it actually succeeded in preventing the conservative provocateur from making an appearance. The editor and author, who is on his “Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour, responded that by preventing him from exercising his First Amendment rights, those on the left were proving his points about them. (The left tends to classify much of what Yiannopoulos says and promotes as hate speech.)
Today, he texted the following to Business Insider:
American universities should be on notice. The president is watching. The days you could silence conservative and libertarian voices on campus and still expect to collect their tax money are coming to an end. I am the catalyst for this change. I’m confident Trump and his team are watching closely and will act decisively.
Of note is his use of “on notice,” which is a phrase Donald Trump‘s administration has used when talking about dealings with Iran.
Regarding the collection of tax money by universities, Yiannopoulos appears to be referring to a tweet in which Trump threatened to pull federal funding from Berkeley.
More attention to the events isn’t necessarily a bad thing. An anti-fascist demonstrator was shot by a Trump supporter at a recent Yiannopoulos speech.
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