The Republican nominee, who spent much of the week visiting dorms at his campaign headquarters, visited the campus of the University of Texas-Austin on Wednesday night, as well as two campuses in New Hampshire.
The two campuses are part of the university’s “College Republicans” program.
Trump’s visit comes amid a spike in interest in college dorm life, which has spiked over the last few months as colleges have faced pressure to cut costs and boost diversity.
Trump spent a night at the University at Buffalo on Friday.
The president visited the University System of Georgia in Atlanta on Tuesday night.
The next day, he was in Nashville, Tenn., where he visited the Tennessean’s campus.
And on Tuesday, Trump was in Atlanta for a rally, where he also visited a student dorm.
“I’m a big fan of college dorm,” Trump said Wednesday night at a rally in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna.
“You know what, when you have a problem like that, and we’re dealing with the student loan problem, when I’m a fan, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
I just think it’s a wonderful thing.”
Trump has often referred to his time in college as “the best college experience,” even though he only attended two years of college.
At the start of his campaign, he called for the “crippling” of the American Dream, which he said was under threat as college tuition costs skyrocketed.
His campaign later changed the title to “The American Dream Is Under Attack,” but that title stuck.
He continued to talk about the issue during the campaign.
Trump has touted the college-college connection, saying in a June speech that “we’re now living in a golden age of colleges, and I think that’s going to happen.
I mean, I really believe that.”
Trump is a lifelong college student, and has attended and studied in colleges in New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
In a recent tweet, he said he had “dormatured in four colleges, three in New Jersey and one in Ohio.”
He also said he studied in the dorms of “four colleges” and added: “I had four dorms in the same college.
They’re all very nice.
The dorms were all very good.”
At least two other colleges, Texas A&M University and Vanderbilt University, have also received complaints about Trump’s dormitory visits.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that he is “working to restore the glory days” of college in the United States, and said his visits will include visiting dorm rooms of schools that are “cancelled and closed.”
He said his visit to a Tennessee college was “one of the best things I have ever done.”
In a Twitter post, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) said he was “proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of President Trump’s visits to colleges and universities throughout the state.”
“As a proud Tennessee resident, I’m honored to be able to share the experiences I had at UT-Austin and UT-Martin in New Orleans as a student and as a current student,” Haslam said.
“It’s important for the future of Tennessee and the United State to have the most talented and committed students in the world, and to have a strong university system.
I look forward to meeting with President Trump and discussing this important issue of access to higher education for all Tennesseans.”
On Thursday, the president tweeted: I will be visiting schools in Nashville and Knoxville to celebrate the American dream, and will be speaking to students, faculty and staff about the importance of college, including the tremendous success that has come from the colleges that have been shut down by President Trump.
#CollegeRoots — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2020 Tennessee Governor Haslam also tweeted Wednesday evening, “I am proud to have been a part, as I have been, of President Donald Trump’s travels to colleges, universities, and other institutions across the state.
I am grateful to have served with him as the Governor of Tennessee, and as the leader of our state.”
In his speech, Trump highlighted the college campuses in his home state, saying they were “beautiful places to study and live” that are now closed to students.
“They’re beautiful places to live,” Trump continued.
“If you’re in a college dorm, or you’re living in an apartment on a campus, you can go anywhere you want to live.
I’ve been there.”