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Published On: Sun, Feb 17th, 2019

Clemson professor Bart Knijnenburg calls all Republicans racist…again

Clemson University Professor Bart Knijnenburg drew a firestorm of controversy two years ago when he said on his personal Facebook page that all Republicans are “racist scum” as he called for violence against the GOP.

Bart Knijnenburg Facebook photo

Now the Knijnenburg is back with a series of Facebook comments from January 2019 and last fall from Knijnenburg’s showing that he continues to call all Republicans racist.

“It’s not just the president who’s a racist. ALL republican politicians are racist, as they fail to oust assholes like Steve King and whichever coward yelled this,” Knijnenburg stated, posting an article about a Republican congressman who shouted “Go back to Puerto Rico” toward Democrats after a group of them had visited there during Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

The professor also commented underneath the article: “Honestly, as a person, if you’re still aligned with the GOP at this point: ya racist.”

Rep. Jason T. Smith (R-Mo.) later admitted making the statement, and Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) said Smith called him afterward to apologize. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was stripped of committee assignments over racist comments.

On a story regarding President Trump telling his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie, the professor stated: “But of course this isn’t going to change anything, because republicans like racism so much that they’re willing to forgive treason.”

This is been disproved by the Robert Mueller team.

Knijnenburg also posted that Trump “desperately deserves a slap in his ugly face,” accusing him of anti-Islamic fear mongering for tweeting: “Border rancher: ‘We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal.’ Washington Examiner People coming across the Southern Border from many countries, some of which would be a big surprise.”

The professor was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016 and helps the movement to remove the name John C. Calhoun from the honor college building on campus. Calhoun was a 19th century South Carolina statesman and slave-owner, who in the decades leading up to the Civil War vigorously defended slavery in the South.

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