February 9, 2018
Northeaster University economics professor in Boston is attempting to defend comments he made in a public lecture in which he wished President Trump were dead.
During his lecture last month, Barry Bluestone said:
“Sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly — I hope there are no FBI agents here — I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead.”
Now speaking to WHDH’s cameras, Bluestone said his words were taken out of context:
“What I was saying, particularly in the context when I said of natural causes, of course, which was my next line, that this was a call for more protests against this president, who I see as extremely dangerous.”
The professor apologized, saying, “I’m very sorry I caused such a fuss. I should have never, ever have used the word.”
Northeastern issued a statement saying Bluestone’s views don’t reflect the university and took down the video of the lecture.
“I’m kind of sad that the university took the video down,” the professor said. “I was prepared this morning to come in and make an apology on video so people would understand it in context.”
He’s really milking that “context” defense.
Students interviewed on campus said while they understand the professor’s frustrations with the president, it’s not appropriate to wish death on another person.
Bluestone seems to agree now, but added, “There should be protesting.”
Other than a general statement and taking the video down, Northeastern has taken no disciplinary actions against its employee and Bluestone says no one from the administration has contacted him.
Apparently, he gets one assassination wish freebie.
This article was posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:31 am