UNT President Opposed Donald Trump Jr.'s $100,000 Speech, But Donors Prevailed

The president of the University of North Texas said he tried but failed to stop Donald Trump Jr. from giving a high-profile speech at the school later this month, according to emails he sent faculty members.

Neal Smatresk, the president of UNT, wrote that he was “not enthused” that the president’s son would be the keynote speaker at a lecture series financed and arranged by major donors. “I am trying to stop it, but it isn’t an easy thing,” he wrote in August to a professor who expressed concern about the speech.

“Untangling this donor advised talk is more difficult than I expected,” he wrote in another note.

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