College Republicans National Chairman Alex Smith thinks millennials will turn out in droves to support Donald Trump in the general election.
“I was in Tampa four years ago,” Smith told TheDC Wednesday morning. “And I can see such a difference between then and now. There’s many more young faces here.”
“In 2012, millennials cost us the White House. If voting started at age 30 and had gone up from there, Mitt Romney would be our president right now,” she added.
Smith notes that political activism isn’t going anywhere, and young conservatives are finally catching up to their liberal counterparts in terms of spreading the good word.
“The youth has increased by one percentage point every presidential election year since 2000,” she explained. “We’re scheduled for a 20 percent youth vote turnout for 2016.”
Smith also explained how Trump’s youth support directly coincides with the over-liberalization of college campuses.
“I think what’s really interesting about Donald Trump’s candidacy is he’s not politically correct. He’s a totally untraditional candidate. And what you’re seeing on these campuses are fortresses of political correctness.”
“You have trigger warnings and safe spaces and protests and ridiculous things are inhibiting free speech to the point where even President Obama is saying ‘this is ridiculous.’ … I think [Trump’s] attitude, his approach to politics is one that young voters find lacking in Hillary Clinton.”