Thursday, August 9, 2018
Professor warns Trump supporters will 'provoke violence' when he leaves office
In a recent article for New Political Science, the women’s studies professor wrote that Trump supporters having political power is “dangerous,” Fox reported.
Novkov wrote that the president’s core supporters view immigrants, African Americans, Muslims and Jews as “enemies of the American state” who are also “particularly inclined to embrace propaganda," the TV station reported.
The professor also reportedly argued that Trump’s supporters will riot once he leaves office, even after a second term.
The Hill could not independently confirm the contents of the paper. Prof Novkov did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
“I believe that Trumpers – the core supporters Trump has bound to himself through his consistent and persistent messaging – will not accept as legitimate any means through which he departs from the presidency,” Novkov wrote.
“Can the Trumpers can be reincorporated into a democratic republic as engaged political actors who accept the fundamental premises of democratic governance?” the professor continued
Novkov also wrote that even if Trump were able to serve two presidential terms, his supporters would “vociferously demand that he be permitted a third term” and added that “state violence will be necessary in response to maintain order” if his supporters’ response turns violent.
Fox News also pointed out that Novkov is currently scheduled to teach American Federalism in addition to a public law graduate course at the public university in the coming fall.
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