A conversation between CNN conservative commentator Ben Ferguson and former Bill Clinton aide Keith Boykin derailed Tuesday night over a video of a college professor telling her students that Donald Trump’s election was an “act of terrorism,” with Boykin pointing out the “effing hypocrisy” of Ferguson’s demand for conservative safe spaces.
Referring to the recent video of Orange Coast college teacher Olga Perez Stable Cox sharing her thoughts about the election, Ferguson called her comments “hate speech,” before adding, “look at all the conservatives who are being targeted”
“This wasn’t in a political science class,” Ferguson said. “This had nothing to do with her class at all, this was a rogue teacher intimidating students yet again on a college campus and saying you disagree with me, you are a terrorist.”
Boykin, dumbfounded by Ferguson’s comment, replied, “I’m just shocked at every single thing that Ben said,” listing off Trump’s comments about Muslims, Mexicans and other marginalized groups throughout the campaign.
“You’re offended by a little-known teacher in Orange County who you’ve never heard of before, but you’re not outraged by the zillion things that Donald Trump has said throughout the past year and a half?” Boykin commented. “What effing hypocrisy! That is total, unmitigated hypocrisy.”
Ferguson replied that while liberals feign tolerance they’re really the ones marginalizing people.
“Liberals always claims that they’re tolerant,” Ferguson shot back. “But you’re completely intolerant to anybody else winning, you’re completely intolerant to anybody else’s viewpoint, you’re completely intolerant to any student who may support Donald Trump then what do you say? You say they’re racists, bigots, homophobes, xenophobes, terrorists.”
Seemingly oblivious to the conservative crusade against political correctness and free speech, Ferguson told Boykin right-wing students “should be able to feel safe” on college campuses.
“I can’t even wrap my head around the discombobulation that came out of your mouth here,” Boykin replied. “Conservatives are the ones who’ve been saying for decades that you don’t need safe spaces.”
Watch the video below, via CNN: