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Trump proposes free online college, says ones now turning students into 'communists and terrorists'

Trump makes the pledge in a campaign video

Published: November 2, 2023 9:04am

Former President Trump is making a reelection pledge that if he elected he would create a federally funded online university that awards free degrees, in response to those now in the U.S. that are "turning our students into communists and terrorists."

Trump makes the pledge in a campaign video obtained by Politico.

"We spend more money on higher education than any other country and yet, they’re turning our students into communists and terrorists and sympathizers of many, many different dimensions,” Trump says in the video. “We can’t let this happen.”

The former Republican president's policy proposal calls for taxing large private university endowments to pay for a new institution called “American Academy.”

The school would grant credit to prospective students for past coursework and use their credentials to apply for jobs with the U.S. government and federal contractors, Politico also reports.

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