Trump To Sign Executive Order Guaranteeing Free Speech At Colleges

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Guaranteeing Free Speech At Colleges
​President Donald Trump vowed to sign an executive order that would require universities to "support free speech" on their campuses.
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In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, President Donald Trump vowed to sign an executive order that would require universities to "support free speech" on their campuses in order to remain eligible for federal research funds.

"If they want our dollars and we give it to them by the billions, they've got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak."

He was referring to Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who made national news recently after being punched while campaigning for a right-wing group at U.C. Berkeley. The president brought Williams on stage with him as he made the announcement.

Although President Trump did not go into the specifics of the order, he made it clear that universities that violate the order will incur a "very costly" penalty.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.