Trump’s threat to cut federal funds after fiery protest stuns UC

Milo Yiannopoulos, a professional provocateur, provoked not only protesters who shut down his speech at UC Berkeley but also President Trump, who suggested Thursday that federal funds be withheld from the campus as a result… UC Berkeley officials declined to comment on the president’s tweet, but spokesman Dan Mogulof said federal funding “provides financial aid to low-income students and supports basic research that supports the greater good, California’s economy and the national economy.” … “I find it deeply troubling that the president of the United States has threatened the funding of a public university to hold it accountable for the actions of outside agitators,” said Ralph Washington, president of the UC Student Association, adding that most of the protesters were students “exercising their right to free assembly.”

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