Journalist and political analyst Juan Williams was at Lewis-Clark State College May 12 to deliver the commencement address to the record 851 students graduating from the college. He spoke to reporters that afternoon. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:57)
This isn’t the first time Juan Williams has visited LCSC– he also spoke at the college’s commencement back in 1994. Friday, he said it was great to be out of the Washington, D.C. echo chamber to speak to this year’s graduates.
Williams says that wherever he goes, people are talking about the Trump Administration as if it’s a reality TV show:
Juan Williams: “I find it telling, though, that it’s not just that they’re fascinated in a positive sense, but there’s a sense of urgency, of concern that I don’t think we’ve seen about American politics. People have a sense that things are a little bit out of control.”
The Fox News analyst and author said that in his view, things go in cycles, and that there’s an increasingly large group of people who don’t identify with the extremes, but want to identify as well-meaning folks in the middle, struggling to do what’s right. Williams says the politician who finds language that resonates with that group is going to do very well in the future.
I’m Glenn Mosley.
Posted May 12, 2017