Fox & Friends guest: For conservative students, "their entire life, it's been an uphill battle, and they've also had to deal with President Obama"

Fox & Friends guest: For conservative students, "their entire life, it's been an uphill battle, and they've also had to deal with President Obama"

Cabot Phillips: "Many liberal students, because they're intellectually coddled in America, they don't have to really arm themselves with facts and statistics."

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From the February 4 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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CABOT PHILLIPS (CAMPUS REFORM): I've been on over 100 college campuses with the Leadership Institute's Campus Reform, and I've seen this growing trend where young conservative students, they are more informed than their liberal counterparts because they have to be. If you're a conservative in America today, you're consistently having to push back against the media, against your professors, and, oftentimes, against society as a whole. So, you end up knowing really well why you believe what you do and how to defend and articulate those beliefs. Sadly, many liberal students, because they're intellectually coddled in America, they don't have to really arm themselves with facts and statistics, and so, young conservatives are oftentimes more engaged and more knowledgeable about their beliefs. Watch also, when I asked these students at Liberty [University], what motivates them to get involved in politics -- interesting to hear their views. 

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PHILLIPS: And one interesting thing I see when I'm on campus is so few students being able to actually describe why they care about politics. So, this was certainly refreshing. And, I think it's important also to realize, that this next generation of conservatives is coming of age in a time where they don't really remember President Bush in office. They certainly don't remember President Reagan. So, their entire life, it's been an uphill battle, and they've also had to deal with President Obama, and so, really, this is the first time in their life with President Trump where they've had a conservative in office fighting for them, and I think so many of them, they love President Trump because he's standing up to the bullying that many conservatives have had to deal with, and they're used to having to deal with this PC culture, and President Trump right now is pushing back against that, and I think that's why so many young conservatives feel empowered by him. 

Previously:

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Candace Owens on Fox & Friends: "College campuses have essentially become islands of totalitarianism and fascism"

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On Fox & Friends, Tomi Lahren complains that teachers are teaching "liberal indoctrination" instead of things like math

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