Ivanka Trump took to Twitter on Friday after Wichita State University cancelled the commencement speech she was scheduled to deliver to 2020 graduates.
“Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia,” she said. “Listening to one another is important now more than ever!”
Ivanka then shared a video of some of the remarks she had planned to deliver in the speech, none of which were controversial in the least.
“I know that all of these talented graduates will dream big and aspire to make the world a better place!” she said.
The First Daughter was dropped by WSU administrators not because of anything she had done herself but because of her father’s response to the racial unrest currently engulfing the country.
“Ivanka Trump, obviously, represents her father’s administration as one of his closest advisors,” said professor Jennifer Ray. “To 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.”
In a statement, Kansas Republican congressman Ron Estes said that he was “disappointed” in the university’s decision.
“As Kansas faces many challenges recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic to get back to our booming economy, now is the time for us to be working together,” Estes said.
What? And force those poor students to hear from a TRUMP? Doesn’t Estes know that conservative thought is akin to hate speech? Doesn’t he know that Ivanka’s very presence (virtual or otherwise) would have made students “unsafe”? My goodness, these Republicans just don’t get it! Here’s a refresher, Ron: Violent riots are the perfectly understandable fruits of racial injustice, conservative speech is fascism that will kill black people. Got it now, dude?
Yeah, we know. It’s not exactly what you might call “intuitive.” But when it comes to ingesting and processing liberal ideology, it’s best to put aside your rational mind. It only gets in the way.