Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayEthics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act Biden administration competency doubts increase Cook Political Report shifts Virginia governor's race to 'toss-up' MORE said early Thursday that violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley, are the latest example of unrest partially fueled by the media.
“What’s going on out there is what’s going on all across the country,” Conway, a top aide to President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE, said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” Thursday.
“You have protesters who feel very emboldened,” added Conway, who served as Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager. "They’ve got media cameras following them; they give interviews.
“I don’t even know if they know what they’re protesting. Really, what is it, the free speech? Having someone on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?”
Conway said students lashing out at Yiannopoulos, who is a popular figure with the alt-right, are in for a rude awakening upon graduation.
“In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs — which they will in the Trump economy — [they’ll see] life doesn’t work that way, folks.”
Yiannopoulos blamed the cancellation it on “violent left-wing protestors.”
“One thing I do know for sure: The Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down,” he wrote on Facebook.
Trump, meanwhile, threatened to cut Berkeley's federal funding Thursday if the California campus “does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view."