Professor who called for Trump’s ‘hanging’ doubles down, attacks university for investigation

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

After initial reports of a professor’s tweets calling for the hanging of President Trump and the execution of Republicans, the professor in question is doubling down on his words.

California State University-Fresno professor Lars Maischak defended his tweets that present a unique double standard to how Democratic and Republican presidents are treated in the academic settings and the level of outrage that follows.

Maischak wrote in his now deleted tweets, “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance #DeathToFascism.”

He also wrote, “#TheResistance #ethniccleansing Justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant.”

After not initially reprimanding the professor, CSU-Fresno has now opened an investigation to review the tweets sent by Maischak.

CSU-Fresno President Joseph Castro released a statement saying, “Professor Maischak’s personal views and commentary, with its inclusion of violent and threatening language, is obviously inconsistent with the core values of our University.”

Maischak defended his tweets and his honor by releasing his own statement.

“I am appalled that the president of the university is allowing himself to be instrumentalized for a right-wing smear campaign,” Maischak said. “Specifically, the suggestion that I had made ‘potential direct threats of violence that may violate the law’ is unwarranted. It constitutes an embrace by the university of the claims made by right-wing propaganda outlets.”

While Maischak plays the victim card, perhaps he could take a lesson from someone he might admire in Bernie Sanders when he said, “Never tweet.”


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