President Donald Trump and his Republican allies repeatedly lament that college and university campuses are hotbeds for liberal indoctrination, political correctness, and so-called "cancel culture."
Some of the universities' offenses include not allowing Nazis to give speeches to their students, teaching comprehensively about structural racism, and taking steps to make their student body more reflective of the nation.
The President took to Twitter on Friday, accusing universities of prioritizing "Radical Left Indoctrination" over substantive education.
Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am tell… https://t.co/k2LBdNgnAg— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1594396180.0
The President knows a thing or two about universities.
He launched Trump University in 2005. Initially, the program was based online before expanding to in-person teaching on real estate investment.
In advertising materials, Trump boasted:
"I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor, including you."
Students began spending thousands of dollars for classes they would later describe as useless, and some eventually filed a class action lawsuit accusing Trump of fraud, false advertisement, and racketeering.
People remembered this when Trump accused universities of not prioritizing education.
IRC Section 501(c)(3) allows tax exemptions for most universities and colleges due to their educational purposes, but Trump threatened to reexamine that status based on what he perceives to be "Radical Left Indoctrination."
That claim didn't go over well.
According to Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works, anti-intellectualism is crucial for upholding fascist ideologies.