Conservative pundit Ann Coulter took to Twitter on Thursday night to mock her friend Matt Drudge for “promoting fake news” by reporting that University of California at Berkeley reversed its decision to cancel an upcoming speech.
Now @DRUDGE promoting FAKE NEWS:'Berkeley reverses decision to cancel speech by Coulter'… Idea: Read past the headline on a press release!
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 21, 2017
Drudge reported that Berkeley, which has been rocked by two violent protests recently, announced Thursday that it had reversed its earlier decision to cancel conservative speaker Ann Coulter’s April 27 appearance and will now allow her to speak at the school on May 2.
However, Coulter isn’t cool with the change and still plans to appear at Berkeley on April 27, the Washington Post reported. It appears Coulter isn’t happy that Drudge portrayed the decision by the school as a positive development.
Coulter and Drudge are known friends and were even spotted at a Miami Heat game together back in 2014.
Berkeley first saw violence in February when right-wing provocateur and then Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the school. The school canceled Yiannopoulos’s talk moments before it was to begin after some masked protesters hurled rocks and molotov cocktails and attacked members of the crowd.
President Trump criticized the school in February for its decision to cancel the Yiannopoulos talk and tweeted a threat to yank federal funds from Berkeley.
Berkeley has been criticized for canceling the two speakers despite the campus’s historic role as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
Coulter said in an email to The Washington Post on Wednesday that she believes that her April 27 speech had “been unconstitutionally banned” by the “public, taxpayer-supported UC-Berkeley.”
In another violent outburst, anti- and pro-Trump protestors clashed in Berkeley on Saturday.