“I hope you’ll stay and listen to what I have to say. … I listened to you for five minutes,” said the former FBI director. “At the end of a conversation, we’re both smarter. I am here at Howard to try to get smarter, to try to be useful.”
“The rest of the real world is a place where it’s hard sometimes to find people who will listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of something. Instead what happens in most of the real world, and… in this auditorium, is that people don’t listen at all,” he said in his prepared remarks.
According to Fox News, the activists were identified as members of a group called Howard University Resist, and were protesting “state-sanctioned violence” against America’s minority communities.