Donald Trump Jr. speaks at young conservative activists event

Donald Trump Jr. spoke Tuesday in front of thousands of young conservatives in West Palm Beach. (WPEC)

Thousands of students from all over the country are skipping winter break and converging to West Palm Beach to focus on America’s future.

More than 3,000 young conservative activists gathered at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Tuesday.

The third annual Student Action Summit is sponsored by Turning Point USA, a non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012, by Charlie Kirk. The website states, the organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free market, and limited government.

Students like Aaron Eberhart, 21, of Minnesota, said this four-day event is for young conservatives engaged in politics.

“We’re not typical college students. We’re looking to be the next generation of conservative leaders throughout America,” said Eberhart. “We want to help bring bold solutions through Congress and the White House, and have them have held by the judicial branch to help make our country better again, and have it led by strong conservative principals.”

The young faces were dressed in their best attire for the opening night.

Many political headliners were also in attendance, like Donald Trump Junior, who talked about how to build the kind of future they want to see.

It inspired people like Mary Stuart-Sloan, 21, from North Carolina.

“Doesn’t matter your age. As long as you have an enthusiasm for politics and your stand firmly behind what you believe in I don’t think age matters,” said Start-Sloan.

Trump Jr. also touched on tax cuts, his father’s first year in office, and of course, the wall.

Many cheered “U.S.A, U.S.A” when Donald Trump Jr. called the young crowd freedom fighters on their university campuses, adding to not be afraid to use their voice.

“Standing on the sideline isn’t what is going to keep America as the front-runner in the world. We need people to step up,” said Eberhert.

The event runs through Friday.

For a list of speakers, visit

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