Alisyn Camerota: What kind of dumbass colleges don't want you?— New Day (@NewDay) March 30, 2018
Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg: They rejected me about two weeks ago ... I think there's a lot of really good candidates that don't get into college.https://t.co/kL7RrLOEQ7 pic.twitter.com/9N3teyvIw7
CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed surprise during a Friday interview that any colleges turned down David Hogg, the Parkland, Fla., high school student who has become a major figure in the nation's gun violence debate.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized to Hogg and lost advertisers after she mocked him on Twitter for being rejected by four colleges.
“I am stunned that four colleges rejected you,” Camerota said on Friday. “What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you? You have taken the country by storm. How do you explain this? Did they reject you before the Parkland massacre?”
Hogg said that his rejection letters came after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
But he said he wasn’t worried about it because “you can still change the world” regardless of what colleges accept you.
“The hardest part is just believing that you can,” Hogg said.
Hogg told Camerota on Friday that he has not been in class much since the school reopened following the shooting, which left 17 people dead.
Asked if he is still planning on going to college in September, Hogg said he might take a year off to hit the campaign trail working for candidates.
He said he was “exhausted” after working round-the-clock in the weeks following the shooting and said he was looking forward to spending some time back home in Parkland.