EXCLUSIVE: The youth of America is turning away from the radical left and Democratic socialists like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of conservative ideals, Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk said Friday.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Kirk said that while it’s hard to run up against a candidate like Sanders who is “willing to promise everything and take other peoples’ money away to pay for it,” not every student wants student loan forgiveness.
“In my personal opinion, I think that students — once they are informed about what Bernie Sanders actually believes and why he believes it — they’ll turn away from him in record numbers,” Kirk said
Gen Z and millennials are projected to make up 37 percent of voters in the 2020 presidential election.
“I think the left is getting smaller, but they’re getting louder,’ Kirk said. “They’re not increasing in numbers, but they’re increasing in volume.”
In an interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Saturday with hosts Pete Hegseth and Griff Jenkins, Kirk said that students who are rejecting socialism and far-left political platforms are a “great sign” for conservatives.
“It goes to show that Generation Z is more conservative than the millennial generation,” he said.
“The question is,” he mused, “is my generation going to embrace the ideas of outward socialism or soft-socialism versus real results?”
“And, if the Democrats end up nominating Joe Biden, which looks increasingly likely that they will, I believe President Trump can win the youth vote for the first time since 1984 [when] Ronald Reagan — as a Republican — did,” he said.
“I think the president can win the youth vote for the first time in over 30 years.”
Fox News’ Lindsay Carlton contributed to this report.