Students react to Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle scheduled to speak at UF

Published: Oct. 4, 2019 at 12:24 AM EDT
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Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host and attorney Kimberly Guilfoyle are scheduled to speak on October 10 at UF's University Auditorium.

The event was organized by the ACCENT Speakers Bureau, which is reportedly funding the event using 50-thousand dollars of student activities fees, according to published reports.

"At first I was disappointed, but I wasn't shocked either. I mean, this is UF," said UF student Nedjannie. "It's just the fact that they're using our money to support this or to fund this."

some students say the money could have been put to better use.

"He doesn't do much. I don't feel like him and his girlfriend isn't worth 50,000 out of our fees because I feel like there are a lot more inspirational people that could've been brought here that we could learn from," said UF student Evan.

While others believe students could learn a lot from both trump junior and Guilfoyle.

"I was excited because he is a national figure, and I would love to hear some of the stuff he has to offer," said UF student Joey. "He definitely has some credibility behind him, like he's a guy that's full of wisdom and could definitely tell us a lot."

Some students don't care either way - saying they don't mind their student fees being used to fund the event, although they have no interest in going.

"I don't really know much about like what the student fees would be used for elsewhere, but I guess I don't have a problem with it," said UF student Jack.

The ACCENT Speakers Bureau said in part: "Both speakers provide varying viewpoints and provide an opportunity for students to engage in thought-provoking dialogue and civil discourse.​ At ACCENT, we respect every student's opinion, and part of our mission is to engage the UF campus community in discussions on important issues by bringing prominent, influential, and, often times, controversial speakers to campus."

Tickets will be available for students starting October 8.