Trump’s Selective Pseudo-Libertarianism
Posted on February 23, 2017
February 2 Tweet:
“If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”
Skipping over all other violations of free speech in the country, Trump carefully defends Milo Yiannopoulos, an antisemitic pedophile who happens to be allied with Trump’s leading adviser.
But rather than attack the actual rioters, Trump attacks the university which invited the bigot that sparked the riot. Moreover he threatens to cut federal funding to the university, which would not incidentally violate the Constitution while reducing the amount of free speech being exercised by University professors who presumably despise Trump’s rhetoric.