USA Today reports:
Trump invited onto the CPAC stage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist punched on the University of California at Berkeley’s campus last month.
Praising Williams for “taking a hard punch in the face for all of us,” Trump urged Williams to sue his attacker, the college and possibly the state of California. “He’s going to be a very wealthy young man,” Trump said. “Go get ‘em, Hayden.”
He also announced he will be signing “very soon” an executive order requiring schools to “support free speech” if they want to receive federal research dollars. “If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden to speak,” Trump said.
Trump calls Hayden Williams on stage. Williams was punched on UC Berkeley campus. Trump encourages him to “sue the college, the university. And maybe sue the state.” pic.twitter.com/mQqBQmnQgs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 2, 2019
OK, this photo taken at CPAC of President grabbing flag after embracing falsehoods of Kim Jong Un (& before that Putin & S.A. Prince) & after dissing Warmbier family, Justice Department & former FBI Director Mueller just says it all #PictureWorthAllWords https://t.co/agh61qzLf3
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) March 2, 2019
In the middle of his speech, Trump walked over to the American flag and began aggressively humping it. The crowd started chanting USA USA USA! Matt Schlapp maniacally poured 8 cans of refried beans directly into his mouth and Sebastian Gorka returned to his native wolf form #CPAC
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) March 2, 2019
BREAKING: With a malevolent grin on his face, Donald Trump brutally strangled an American flag in full view of a room full of conservative activists. Not a single “patriot” tried to stop him. pic.twitter.com/yWQQDXOfK9
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) March 3, 2019
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 3, 2019