On Tuesday night, the campus of uc berkeley was the home of a protest turned riot when liberal students caused the cancellation of a speech by Breitbart editor and right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. Protesters set cars on fire, attacked supporters of Yiannopoulos, while fighting back against police and additional security, leading to the Donald Trump administration to speak out.

Conway on Milo

Milo Yiannopoulos is a British-born supporter of Donald Trump who has made a name for himself by touring the college campus circuit in his war against the politically correct American left.

Often targeting what is known as the regressive left, made up of the social justice warrior movement, third-wave feminists, Black Lives Matters, and other left-leaning groups, Yiannopoulos has become one of the most controversial voices on the right. Yiannopoulos has had his speaking events canceled in the past, but the riots at Berkeley were the first to gain national attention due to violence. This issue was front and center during the February 2 edition of "Fox and "Friends" on Fox News, as Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway gave her thoughts.

(Conway's comments on UC Berkeley start at the beginning of the above video.)

"You have protesters who feel very emboldened," Kellyanne Conway told the Fox News hosts.

"I don't even know if they know what they’re protesting. Really, what is it, the free speech?," Conway said, while rhetorically asking, "Having someone on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?"

Kellyanne Conway then went on to mock the liberal protesters, claiming that they will get a reality check when they enter the "real world." "In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs, which they will in the Trump economy, life doesn't work that way, folks," she added.

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Trump reacts

Prior to Conway's interview, Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the UC Berkeley riots during a controversial Twitter post. "If U.C.

Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?," Trump tweeted, while appearing to threatened to defund the university. As of press time, no offical statement has been released by the White House on this matter.