Donald Trump Jr. spoke about success and free speech during a private event hosted by the University of North Texas on Tuesday.
Even though faculty and staff protested the invite a few weeks ago, there were no actual protesters outside AT&T Stadium where the event was held.
Trump was paid $100,000 for the private event, where no media credentials were issued. Table sponsors and their guests were the only ones invited. The Kuehne Speaker Series raises money for scholarships.
Congressman Michael Burgess, who attended UNT as a student, said he was “perfectly fine” with Trump Jr. speaking at the “thought-provoking” series.
Sarah Sarder, a student journalist with the North Texas Daily, purchased a ticket so she could hear what Trump Jr. discussed.
"He did talk about freedom of speech, did talk about what he wants, both sides listen to each other's views and understand each other,” Sarder said.
UNT alumna Ashley Roberts said she thought it was “a great speech” and she wanted to hear what Trump Jr. had to say.
"He spoke very forthrightly no holds barred,” said attendee Jim Minyard.
About 650 people attended the event on the Dallas Cowboys’ field, which cost the school $125,000.
Since May 2016, the speaker series has raised $1.6 million dollars in scholarships.