A University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor was secretly filmed by one of her students during class, where she was informing her students that President Donald Trump may be partly to blame for the massacre this past Sunday.
Tessa Winkelman is an assistant profession, and made her remarks in front of students attending her History 407 class.
Part of the recording has Ms. Winkelman telling her students: “Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won’t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die… other people will die because of this.”
Also on the matter, Ms. Winkelman stand that Trump’s public feud with North Korea was “encouraging violence.”
She pushed this point by claiming that “so far, all [Trump] has done is encourage violence,” which seems like a fairly sweeping statement for anyone in a position of power to make.
Students from the class have reported that their professor’s statement resulted in a fierce debate between others in the class, who were all shouting at each other. We’ll just leave that bit of irony there for you to enjoy.
Ms. Winkelman is a former Fulbright scholar, with areas of expertise including imperialism and ethnic studies. She teaches classes as UNLV on US foreign relations and women and gender history.
It should also be noted that Ms. Winkelman stated: “I don’t know that these events would have inevitably happened whether or not he got elected, but he has rhetorical powers every president has to encourage or to discourage (violence).”
Her remarks come after 59 people were killed in a mass shooting at a country music event on the Las Vegas Strip this past weekend. Thus far, no motive for the actions of Stephen Paddock has been identified.
At a press conference on Friday, Las Vegas Metro Police Underesheriff Kevin C. McMahill said: “To date we have run down well more than 1,000 leads in this investigation. Some of it has helped create a better profile into the madness of this suspect but we do not still have a clear motive or reason why.
‘In the past, terror attacks or mass murder cases, motive was made very clear by a note that was left by a social media post, by a telephone call that was made.
‘Today, in our investigation, we don’t have any of that uncovered. I wish we did.”
Source: Daily Mail.