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Academia wastes no time blaming Trump for New Zealand murders

When the news broke that a white nationalist had shot up a couple of mosques in New Zealand murdering almost 50 people, it was only a matter of time before TDS — Trump Derangement Syndrome — manifested itself among academia on cable news and social media.

The fact that the killer specifically cited President Trump as a “symbol of white identity” was red meat for Trump haters; of course, in the very same sentence in which the killer wrote that, he had also ripped Trump’s incompetence as a political leader. This has been ignored in order to “score points,” natch. After all, “you never let a serious crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emmanuel once said.

Harvard’s Laurence Tribe never disappoints in this regard; the law professor tweeted that President Trump “is knowingly inspiring racial hatred and violence”:

Kingston University’s David Rogers followed suit:

Not to be outdone is former Drexel University professor George “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” Ciccariello-Maher:

Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude appeared on MSNBC to discuss the tragedy, opining that “the problem is not with immigrants” nor with “people of color” but “the crisis of whiteness” which is generating “unimaginable carnage.” Glaude is the genius who recently claimed the Covington Catholic High School students are a symbol of “white privilege” and a “yearning” for a return to the 1950s.

St. John’s University adjunct art instructor Adrienne D’Angelo really took it to the chief exec following news of the massacre, imploring Trump to resign under the “#Resist” hashtag.

D’Angelo also said that the White House is “ground zero for white supremacist terrorism”:

Just so you know the mindset in play here, D’Angelo once compared President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos* … to Hitler:

For some, President Trump wasn’t the only one culpable for the murders. Rightist political figures such as Tommy Robinson, Lauren Southern, and Stefan Molyneux played a role, according to Professor Paul Spoonley of New Zealand’s Massey University. John Battersby of the same school stated that, besides Trump in the United States, the alt-right are “emboldening potential terrorists.”

Even average joes had a hand in the killings as … the Brexit vote is complicit. So says Professor A.C. Grayling:


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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 20 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.