Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk Retreats From Campus Event as Crowd Chants ‘America First’

Turning Point USA (TPUSA) founder Charlie Kirk was forced to run away from his own campus event on Thursday after the crowd turned on him, yelling “America First” at him as he scampered away.

Kirk appeared at the University of Houston on Thursday afternoon for a “Prove Me Wrong” event in front of dozens of students. After recent embarrassing appearances throughout the country, TPUSA stopped providing livestreams of their events on YouTube. Most of what took place was difficult to hear on livestreams taken by audience members in attendance.

What could be clearly heard was the negative reaction at the end of the event against Kirk. As Kirk attempted to present a video of paleoconservative YouTube personality Nick Fuentes, there were technical difficulties that prevented it from playing. This resulted in attendees heckling Kirk, who referred to Fuentes as a “groyper grifter” for doubting Donald Trump as a serious presidential candidate in 2015.

By the time Kirk was able to play the video, it was inaudible, and the crowd had sharply turned against him. They started booing him loudly, which caused him to abdicate the event as they yelled “America First” at the disgraced student leader.


An aerial view of the shameful retreat by Kirk was caught on Snapchat as well and later posted on Twitter:


Kirk’s primary line of defense is to smear everyone who dares to question his generic talking points as white supremacists, neo-Nazis or ethnonationalists – a page from the ANTIFA/ADL/SPLC playbook.

The “America First” insurgency is now winning support from more mainstream commentators. Right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin defended the questioners from criticism from Conservative Inc. operatives such as Ben Shapiro and Kimberly Guilfoyle during a speech she gave Thursday night at UCLA.

“Not everyone who belongs to generations older than you has sat idly by while America rotted from the inside. Not all Gen Xers like me, or boomers, are mindlessly stupefied by the bread-and-circuses entertainment dished out by so-called Conservative Inc. Not all of us have occupied ourselves solely with owning libs and reciting clunky MAGA rap anthems while America crumbles,” Malkin said.


“If you are going to be dispatched as a Conservative leader, crusading for America First, perhaps you should have thought for more than one minute about the policies that you’re espousing,” Malkin said in a direct attack against Kirk, referencing his recent immigration flip-flop.

“Word to conservative leaders: Don’t be cringe,” she added.

Kirk may be reconsidering his stance in opposition to safe spaces after the shellacking he has taken during his recent string of college appearances.

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