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Hateful Progressive Professor Says ‘Trump and Trumpism’ Caused Progressive Terrorist Attack

(WASHINGTON TIMES) — 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 posthighlighted 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.

“When the Republicans nominated Donald Trump last year it represented the unconditional surrender of the GOP’s intellectual, ethical, and moral standards,” he continued. “It was a huge victory for incivility, anti-intellectualism, and extremism. With the help of left wing extremists (and apparently the Russians), that victory was magnified in the 2016 general election, giving us the most extreme and uncivilized national political leadership we have ever had.”

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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.”

“Bloviating profiteers in the rightwing media have already begun to undercut their credibility by using this incident to fuel the right-wing alternate reality propaganda machine, which unlike the leftwing alternate reality propaganda machine, has a strong and lucrative foothold in the commercial media industry and a plentiful and vulnerable target audience,” he wrote.

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