Notre Dame has invited eleven previous presidents to speak at commencement during their first year in office, but decided not to invite President Trump this year. Some students at Notre Dame, immune to irony, say that Trump’s “utter lack of respect for opposing viewpoints” render him “unfit to set foot on our campus.” And apparently, they think the same of Vice President Pence.
CampusReform(h/t Ellen H) University of Notre Dame students have begun a “#NotMyCommencementSpeaker” white board campaign to protest the invitation of Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Commencement. ND traditionally invites the new U.S. President during his first year in office, but chose Pence instead after student preemptively protested the possibility of inviting Donald Trump.
Last week, seniors Immane Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams invited students to take photos holding white boards with “direct quotes from Pence that are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing to members of our community,” along with the hashtag “#NotMyCommencementSpeaker.”
Alternatively, students could also write about why they “feel unsafe with the presence of Mike Pence on our campus,” with daily opportunities to have photos taken with their whiteboards through the week.
“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane told The Observer. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”
One student used a quote from Pence favoring traditional marriage, writing on their board, “‘Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal status with heterosexual marriage’ -Pence #NotMyCommencementSpeaker.”
Another read, “Because I am the daughter of Immigrants Family [sic] of LGBTQ folks.”
Foul-Mouthed Vicente Fox: Donald Trump Has Ruined The American Dream For Non-Americans
Wasn’t that the point of his election? Foul-mouthed former Mexican President Vicente Fox attacked President Trump in a recent Newsweek op-ed.
Fox wrote that Trump has “ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans.”
The globalists and American left believe US presidents should put the well-being of foreigners above the well-being of American citizens.
Donald Trump rejects this belief.
The Hill reported:
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed President Trump in a new op-ed Monday, claiming that Trump has killed the American dream.
“It has been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected, and since then he has tweeted more policies and complaints than any other political leader,” Fox wrote in an op-ed for Newsweek. “He has put international relations at risk and ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans. Is there anything he hasn’t done?”
The frequent Trump critic blasted the president for his threats on Twitter, including his recent suggestion that immigration enforcement from Mexico could become a condition in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
“Today we continue renegotiating the treaty because of good old Donald’s whims, we keep listening to him whining, and reading his conditions on Twitter; the most recent one is that the Dreamers depend on the construction of the f—ing wall,” Fox wrote.