Cruz: Universities creating ‘leftist, coddled kids’
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPoll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE (R-Texas) says widespread race protests at American colleges and universities are being carried out by “leftist, coddled kids” with “trust funds.”
 
“We’re seeing universities all across this country with leftist, coddled kids – usually with trust funds – protesting against horrible aggression, because the micro-aggression [of] ‘I heard a word that scared me,’ ” Cruz said at the Presidential Family Forum in Iowa on Friday, according to the Des Moines Register.
 
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“What’s wrong with our universities?”
 
Cruz, who is running for president, criticized political correctness for discouraging the pursuit of truth.
 
“The best answer to political correctness is speaking the truth,” he said.
 
The forum, moderated by pollster Frank Luntz, was attended by six other GOP primary candidates, several of whom also bashed political correctness after protesters periodically interrupted the event.
 
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson called political correctness a form of “intimidation,” and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the ideology only serves to bolster liberal prerogatives.