Young America's Foundation warns Charlie Kirk could cause 'long-term damage' - 2018-06-13
TPUSA does the same thing, only with memes. It has its own collegiate network, its own style, and its own multimillion-dollar endowment. But like its leader Kirk, the organization is more aggressive and certainly more controversial. When the rest of the conservative movement watched Kanye West's ideological conversion from afar, for instance, Kirk and TPUSA spokesperson, Candace Owens, rushed to Los Angeles to counsel the superstar in person.
Decisions like that have led to accusations that Kirk cares more about his cult of personality than conservatism. According to the YAF memo "his focus has always been on building his own brand, not strengthening the conservative movement."
Citing multiple news stories, the memo accuses Kirk of "making blatantly false claims about TPUSA's reach," of boosting membership "with racist and Nazi sympathizers," and of sponsoring "humiliating" events on college campuses.