- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

President Trump gave some personal advice Wednesday to a group of college-age Americans, telling them not to be constrained by political correctness.

“I’ve been politically incorrect a lot and here we are,” Mr. Trump told about 100 young leaders who visited the White House as part of the Face-to-Face with Our Future program.

He urged them to protect the “entire Constitution,” including free speech and Second Amendment gun rights.

Alluding to increased restrictions of free speech on college campuses, the president stressed the importance of young people engaging in free and open debate.

“You can be liberal, you can be conservative, Democrats, Republicans,” he said. “You have to have free speech.”

Another piece of advice offered by Mr. Trump was “never give up.”

He said that quality of perseverance often made the difference between success and failure.

“If you were quitters, you wouldn’t be here today,” he told the students.

The president also told the crowd of young adults that they enjoyed limitless opportunity in the soaring property ushered in with the Trump administration.

“There has never been a better time to be young and an American,” he said, noting the historically low unemployment rates.

The audience included union leadership trainees, who Mr. Trump called the “toughest negotiators,” and NASA interns whom he said had a “good future” thanks to the administration’s focus on space.

“That’s a good future because of President Trump. We opened that up again. We opened it up,” he said. “NASA is very important.”

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