Can Trump cut funds to UC Berkeley? Experts say not really

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  • Friday, 03 Feb 2017

FILE PHOTO - Pedestrians pass Sproul Hall, the University of California at Berkeley's administration building, in Berkeley, California May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump does not have the authority to withhold funding from the University of California at Berkeley where violent protests led to the cancellation of a speech by a far-right editor, academics and experts said on Thursday.

Trump threatened to cut funds for the university's flagship Berkeley campus in a Twitter posting accusing the institution of failing to support free speech and practicing violence against innocent people.

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