Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk was eviscerated by young America First nationalists at the University of Florida Tuesday night.
He appeared to recant his support for stapling green cards to the college diplomas of foreign graduates. He expressed support for the RAISE Act. He also said that immigration is one of the most important issues facing America.
It sounded good on the surface, but the patriotic crowd wasn’t having it. One young engineering student demanded to know why Kirk supports replacing tech workers with Indians. Kirk did not like the question.
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Other students wanted Kirk to address radical demographic change. Kirk did note that demographic change made Virginia blue, but refused to believe the GOP’s future depends on a white majority.
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While pursuing a fairly restrictionist line at UF, he condemned “white identitarianism” as evil. That denunciation drew a cacophony of boos.
America Firster removed from Q&A line. Right after Charlie Kirk accuses the young America first patriots and groypers of starting a “fringe white identitarian movement that is evil” @optics_czech @NickJFuentes @AnnCoulter @MisterAntiBully @ScottMGreer @SteveFranssen @vdare pic.twitter.com/dAbEsIOVW1— Americhad (@TheBavarianChad) November 13, 2019
Kirk is clearly feeling the heat from the Groyper War and is trying to backtrack from his immigration boosterism to assuage the high-energy nationalists. He has settled on a strategy of appealing to America First immigration priorities while condemning any hint of white identity. It’s an interesting strategy, but it’s not working on the groypers.