Pro­fes­sor blames ‘trump­ism’ for at­tack on GOP con­gress­men

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

An as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor at Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity claims the left­ist gun­man who opened fire this week on Repub­li­can mem­bers of Congress was “driven by Trump and trump­ism.”

In a blog post high­lighted by Cam­pus Re­form, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor Jerold Du­quette ar­gued Thurs­day that Pres­i­dent Trump and “trump­ism,” or rhetoric em­ployed or in­spired by the pres­i­dent, can drive “in­tel­lec­tu­ally fee­ble” and “men­tally un­sta­ble” peo­ple to com­mit po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence.

“Yes­ter­day, a left wing ex­trem­ist was driven by Trump and trump­ism to try to kill peo­ple,” Mr. Du­quette wrote.

Mr. Du­quette said the Repub­li­cans who con­demned Wed­nes­day’s shoot­ing were just “go­ing through the mo­tions,” but lack the “moral and in­tel­lec­tual au­thor­ity to make this con­dem­na­tion use­ful.”

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