RUSH: Trump and Ben Carson have weighed in a little bit on this Mizzou situation. Trump first on the Fox Business Network today, Maria Bartiromo said, “What is your take on Mizzou and the protest story there?”
TRUMP: I think it’s disgusting. I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. I think that when they resigned they set something in motion that’s gonna be a disaster for a long period of time. They were weak, ineffective people. How we hire people like this. Trump should have been the chancellor of that university. Did you look at their demands? Their demands are like crazy.
RUSH: The demands are crazy, they’re not even specific, and the list of grievances is a bunch of hoaxes. Trump: “I should have been the chancellor.” (laughing) Donald, do you have time to do all these things you should be doing? He could probably be chancellor, part time, and do an okay job of it.
Ben Carson next. Last night with Megyn Kelly. What they’re telling these students on the Mizzou campus is, if you hear speech — we had this story yesterday where the campus cops have asked students to report any upsetting speech they hear and to maybe take pictures of who’s doing it and to collect evidence of any speech that hurts their feelings or offends them or upsets them. Campus cops. So Megyn Kelly’s asking Ben Carson about this. “What they’re telling these students is if you hear speech you don’t like, you should call the cops. You’re now supposed to call the campus cops if you hear something offensive. What are we doing, Mr. Carson, Dr. Carson, to tomorrow’s generation?”
CARSON: We’re being a little bit too tolerant, I guess you might say, accepting infantile behavior. And I don’t care which side it comes from. To say that I have the right to violate your civil rights because you’re offending me is un-American. It is unconstitutional. And the officials at these places must recognize that and have the moral courage to stand up to it, because if they don’t, we will move much further toward anarchy. We simply can’t allow those kinds of things to happen.
RUSH: Well, we do. We do, under the guise of tolerance and fairness. But let’s not forget, I remember this ticked me off, too. It really ticked me off. You know, Dr. Carson was gonna be the commencement Speaker, the graduating class of the med school where he worked, Johns Hopkins. And it was I think six months or so after his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast where he had publicly stated his problems with Obamacare and had explained what he would do. So these students at his college, at Johns Hopkins, a bunch of whiny little kids, “We don’t want him here. We don’t want Dr. Carson. We don’t want him coming to our commencement. We don’t,” and he said (paraphrasing), “Okay, all right, well, if my presence would ruin your commencement, then I’m more than happy to back out of the way.”
And I remember when I heard that, I expressed right here on this program that I was disappointed Dr. Carson did that. ‘Cause that was giving in to the mob. Those graduating students couldn’t have had anybody better come give their commencement speech than Dr. Ben Carson from their own university and med center. That ticked me off. But he said, “Look, if they don’t want me here, then I don’t want to be the one to ruin their commencement.” Well, the students at MU, “We don’t want this person here,” that person there, “Okay, fine,” then we won’t have ’em here.