Report: Harvard Petition Demands Campus Ban on Trump Officials

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

A petition created by students at Harvard University demands that administrators ban Trump administration officials from attending, speaking, or teaching at the university. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary and Harvard Law alumnus Kayleigh McEnany called on university leaders to reject the petition.

According to a report by Fox Business, a group of students at Harvard University is circulating a petition that calls on the university to block Trump administration officials from joining the Harvard community.

The petition reportedly calls on the university to ban all Trump administration officials from attending, speaking, or teaching at the university.

“A group of Harvard students is seeking to ban any Trump administration alum from attending, teaching, or speaking at Harvard, according a Harvard student with direct knowledge,” Fox News’ Charles Gasparino wrote in a tweet. 

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, a graduate of Harvard Law School, urged university officials to reject the petition. “I hope the school administrators rebukes this movement. Academic communities should be bastions of free speech,” McEnany said. “I will happily walk back on campus and challenge this.”

Breitbart News reported in August that the university’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health promoted research by a doctoral student who argued that two plus two can equal five. The university was widely mocked on social media for the claim.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.

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