Charlie Kirk on Campus Protests: A Growing 'Silent Majority' Want to Hear the Other Side
Conservative commentator Charlie Kirk recently spoke at Cleveland State University, and like many right-leaning campus speakers in recent months, he was met with protesters who tried to shout him down.
Despite that, Kirk endured and was able to finish his talk, which is part of his "Melting Snowflakes & Smashing Socialism" campus tour.
"What is so amazing though is there is a silent majority growing on these campuses of people that want to hear the other side of the argument," Kirk said on "Varney & Co." today. "They're not hearing it in their lecture halls, they're not hearing it from their professors."
He said that's why when he comes to campuses and shares his pro-capitalism, pro-America message, students actually want to listen, because it's a point of view they rarely hear.
"And the socialists only further distance themselves when they try to shout me down and try to prevent speakers like myself from coming on campus," Kirk said.
He explained that the left accuses everyone they disagree with of spouting hate speech, and when moderate students see that's clearly not the case, they're more open to coming to the conservative side.
"We won students that said, 'Charlie, I never would have identified as a conservative, but after tonight, I'm all in. I want government out of my life, I want to keep my money, I believe America's the greatest country in the history of the world. And I definitely don't agree with those rowdy socialists that don't even want to be able to hear your perspective on campus,'" he said.
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