Ivanka Trump Blasts 'Cancel Culture' After Her Speech is Dropped By University
First daughter's speech is cancelled due to protests from students
First daughter Ivanka Trump took aim at “cancel culture” after Wichita State University decided to drop her as a commencement speaker.
Trump tweeted in response on Friday:
“Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech."
"Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia."
Trump shared the video o the remarks she planned to give at the speech.
Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2020
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Due to protests from students, the university canceled Trump’s virtual speech on Thursday.
Both students and alumni called for the cancellation of her speech because of the president’s handling of large-scale demonstrations across the country.
“Plans have been refocused more centrally on students — student voices in particular,” the announcement said.
A letter from an associate professor calling to drop Trump as a speaker gained hundreds of signatures before the announcement.
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“Ivanka Trump, obviously, represents her father’s administration as one of his closest advisors,” Jennifer Ray wrote.
“Too many Americans, that administration has come to signify the worst of our country, particularly in its recent actions toward those peacefully protesting against racist police brutality.”
A joint statement from Wichita State President Dr. Jay Golden and WSU Tech President Dr. Sheree Utash did not explain why she was dropped as a speaker.
“The WSU Tech commencement plans have been refocused more centrally on students — student voices in particular,” they said.