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Professor Tells Students He Wants Trump ‘Dead’ – by Robert Gehl

A leftist professor at Northeastern University in Boston said the he “wouldn’t mind” seeing President Donald Trump “dead.”

He made his inflammatory comments during a public event called “The Rule of Law in a Time of Polarization. It was supposed to explore “the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally,” as well as how it functions in times of “polarization and technological upheaval.”

The professor is Barry Bluestone, an economics PhD and political science professor. On Monday, the college’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs posted a video of the two-hour event (which has since been taken down). Toward the end of the video, Bluestone was responding to a question about a “path forward” for a nation when he made the comments. He was seated next to leftist journalist Robert Kuttner.

“This president that we have is really out of control…sometimes I want to just see him impeached,” Bluestone remarked. “Other times, quite honestly—I hope there are no FBI agents here—I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead. But, actually I don’t wa…”

Kuttner, seated to his left, quickly interjected, supplying the qualifier, “…of natural causes.”

“Of natural causes,” Bluestone affirmed with a nod to his colleague. “Thank you. Thank you.”

Bluestone then pointed to the camera and then to Kuttner saying “FBI,” as if to suggest that any FBI agents listening should heed Kuttner’s hasty correction.

In a statement to Campus Reform, Bluestone elaborated on his remarks, saying that while he wants people to “rise up and oppose” Trump, he was not advocating acts of violence.

“In my opinion, Trump is the most dangerous man on the planet because of his power of using lies and half-truths to galvanize his supporters and his ability to command vast military resources,” he explained. “Would I kill him? No. And I normally abhor violence in all forms.”

Earlier in the speech, Bluestone called Trump a “plutocratic fascist,” which he stands behind:

“He is risking millions of lives by his wreckless global policies, he and his staff have referred to Muslims and Mexicans in terms not unlike Adolf Hitler’s references to Jews, and he now is taking on the militaristic approach of Stalin and Hitler in wanting to have a massive Military Parade showing off our soldiers and weaponry,” Bluestone contended.

“I refer to him as a Plutocrat because he is doing everything to shore up his own wealth and that of his rich friends,” the professor added. “I refer to him as a fascist because of his autocratic behavior with little concern for social justice or democratic process.”

The school has wisely distanced themselves from Bluestone’s remarks:

“Professor Bluestone’s comments do not reflect the views of Northeastern University. The university and its leaders steadfastly oppose violence in all its forms,” the statement asserted. “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.”