At a recent public lecture, Professor Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University said he “wouldn’t mind” seeing Trump dead, reported Campus Reform.
“This president that we have is really out of control…sometimes I want to just see him impeached,” said Bluestone at the public event. “Other times, quite honestly—I hope there are no FBI agents here—I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead.”
There’s always the most spectacular irony in these stories so listen to this: Bluestone incited violence against the president at a lecture entitled “The Rule of Law in a Time of Polarization.”
Right after Bluestone said he wouldn’t mind seeing Trump dead, a left-wing journalist also at the lecture cut in to this most academic remark, saying “of natural causes.” “Of natural causes,” Bluestone repeated, “thank you, thank you.” The professor then jokingly said “FBI,” pointing at the journalist, suggesting agents should listen to the guy’s correction.
But here’s another thing: the esteemed scholar called Trump a “plutocratic fascist” and said he and his staff have referenced Mexicans and Muslims in ways similar to how Hitler referenced Jews. Surely the learned academic knows that recklessly comparing someone to Hitler isn’t the best way to dissuade others from using violence against them.
The university said “Professor Bluestone’s comments do not reflect the views of Northeastern University. The university and its leaders steadfastly oppose violence in all its forms….While faculty members are free to express controversial opinions, the university cannot provide a public platform for comments that could be construed to condone violence. As a result, we have decided to take down the video of this event.”