Ben Shapiro Speaks at Salisbury University Amidst Trump Drama
Shapiro has been touring college campuses giving speeches for many years and Monday night’s event was the first stop on Shapiro’s 2016 YAF Lecture Tour.
During the event, Shapiro spoke about conservative approaches to such topics as white privilege, the Black Lives Matter campaign and the diversity of race vs. the diversity of ideas. After expressing his belief in the need for conservativism and freedom of speech on college campuses, Shapiro engaged in a Q&A session with the audience and got into an argument over abortion.
Video of Ben Shapiro at Salisbury University
Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged with Battery
Ben Shapiro’s speech at Salisbury University isn’t the only reason he’s been in the news lately.
After examining the evidence, Florida police say probable cause existed to charge Lewandowski in the incident.
Fields worked for Breitbart News, a politically conservative American news and opinion website, at the time and has since resigned.
In March 2016, Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, resigned from his position as well, following the website’s lack of support for Fields in response to her alleged assault by Lewandoski.
Shapiro graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor of arts in political science in 2004 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007.
He has written six books, the first of which was 2004’s Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, written when he was just 17. He currently writes a column for Creators Syndicate and is editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire. He is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the media watchdog group TruthRevolt.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Trump campaign said Lewandowski “is absolutely innocent of this charge…He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court,” said the statement. “He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”
Trump went on Twitter calling Lewandowski “a very decent man.”
Lewandowski has retained a Florida attorney who said Tuesday there would be no further comment.
The charge, a first-degree misdemeanor, carries a potential sentence of up to one year in prison or up to a $1,000 fine, according to Florida statutes.