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Donald Trump Jr. ripped America's universities and colleges during a speech Thursday in Alabama, blaming college professors for teaching students "how to become an actual fascist."
Speaking at a benefit dinner for Faulkner University, President Trump's eldest son said that statements such as "we need borders" or "our founders were great people" had become hate speech on some college campuses.
"We'll teach you how to pretend to be an anti-fascist and how to become an actual fascist," Trump Jr. said Thursday.
Trump Jr. also attacked "spineless" college administrators and faculty for what he described as a refusal to stand up to demands from student groups.
They "have given up trying to rein in the madness," Trump Jr. said.
Trump Jr. blamed the universities for fostering a political climate that has left the president's supporters afraid to admit that they backed him.
"I was amazed at the people who came up to me and whispered that they were going to vote for my father," Trump Jr. told the crowd.
Such hatred has become "socially acceptable," he added, before mentioning comedian Kathy Griffin's photo with a fake severed head that resembled President Trump.
General admission for the event was $150, and top-level sponsors were able to take a picture with Trump Jr. after the event.
Trump Jr.'s speech was part of a sold-out annual fundraiser for Faulkner University, a private, Christian liberal arts school in Montgomery, Ala. Trump Jr. spoke for about 35 minutes and did not take questions from the audience afterwards.