This was a clever response to the recent panic over pro-Trump messages on campus.

Campus Reform reports.

Emory president responds to chalk incident with chalking of his own

Despite pressure from students, Emory University President James W. Wagner has reaffirmed his school’s commitment to free speech.

After “Trump 2016” appeared in chalk on the sidewalks of Emory University’s campus early last week, students and staff were in an uproar over the “genuine concern and pain” caused by such “bigoted opinions.”

Some students demanded a response from Wagner, and went so far as to disrupt a board meeting to ask that he “decry the support for this fascist, racist candidate.”

On Friday afternoon, however, Wagner stepped out on to the quad to discuss the issue with students from Emory’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, who spent the day petitioning in support of students’ right to free speech, and Wagner himself joined in.

A video obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) shows Wagner taking a piece of chalk from the student petitioners and adding his own message to the sidewalk last Friday.

“EMORY STANDS FOR FREE EXPRESSION!” Wagner scrawled on the very same sidewalks where “Trump 2016” was written.