A Princeton University professor accused President Trump a “racist, sexist megalomaniac” in a May 20 commencement speech at Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Mass.
“The president of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, is a racist, sexist megalomaniac,” said Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who is an assistant professor in African-American studies, according to a report by Campus Reform reporter Anthony Gockowski.
“It is not a benign observation, but is meant tragic consequences for many people in our country — of terror-inducing raids in the communities of undocumented immigrants to his negative attitude of refugees in search of freedom and peace,” said Taylor, who is the author of “Of #BlackLivesMatter and Black Liberation.”
During the speech, according to The Blaze, Taylor, who was on sabbatical for the academic year 2016/2017, argued that the federal court decisions striking down Trump’s executive orders temporarily restricting immigration from different Muslim-majority nations were the result of political activism, not the application of the law.
“When the Trumpet of the first illegal Muslim travel ban was attempted, thousands of ordinary people flooded the airports in this country,” she said. “And because of those protests, and the struggle that they represented, that prohibition was stopped — not once, but twice. It is not enough to be offended. Injustice is to actually be defied.”
Taylor also said Trump “empowered a state attorney-general, who embraced and promoted policies that have already proven to have a devastating impact on black families and communities.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced May 12 that he has said that officers of justice to pursue the most serious charges against criminal suspects — a reversal of Obama-era policies, and a move that infuriated civil rights groups.