As Alisyn Camerota spoke to David Hogg about his feud with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, the CNN host expressed amazement that the student gun control activist was turned down by certain colleges despite his high grades and national profile.
Hogg discussed why he doesn’t find Ingraham’s apology sincere after her personal attacks against him, and Camerota noted that the saga started when she mocked him for not getting accepted into several of the colleges he applied to.
“I am stunned that four colleges rejected you,” Camerota exclaimed. “What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you?! You have taken the country by storm. How do you explain this? Did they reject you before the Parkland massacre?”
Hogg explained that the rejection letters came “two weeks ago,” after the Parkland massacre at his high school, though he wasn’t particularly concerned about it.
“It goes to show that regardless of whether you get into college, you can still change the world,” Hogg said. “The hardest part is just believing you can and continuing that effort to change the world because you eventually will.”
When Camerota asked whether college is still part of his future plans, Hogg said he might take time off from school to continue his efforts to speak on the issue of gun control and school safety.
“Lives really are not a partisan issue. I think that’s what a lot of this country is forgetting. We are simply just trying to save lives. Once we remember that, we can all work together on both sides of the aisle to solve this issue, but when we work against each other, we can’t.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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