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Prof Who Said ‘Trump Must Hang’ Doubles Down On His Comments

The Fresno State professor who tweeted “Trump must hang” has doubled down on his comments, saying Trump’s death is a “logical necessity.”

“I can assure you that I do not condone or advocate for murder or violence, and that I do not intend to commit any act, or acts, of murder or violence,” said Professor Lars Maischak, in a statement emailed to KSEE24/CBS4. “From the context of the entirety of my tweets, this should be evident to anyone reading them in good faith (as opposed to malicious intent).”

“To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better,” Maischak previously said on Twitter. “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?”

“At the moment, based on my conviction that a majority of Americans are committed to democracy, it therefore follows that ‘Trump must hang’ (the partial text of one of my most-quoted tweets),” explained Maischak, “with the word ‘must’ expressing a logical necessity, rather than a demand or wish.”

The professor also had tweeted that “justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant.”

“The Republican Party has placed itself in the tradition of Fascism (German or otherwise) by its embrace of ethnic nationalism, Social Darwinism, militarism, and patriarchal gender ideology, to list just the most important ones,” the lecturer told KSEE24/CBS4.

The Trump administration is executing policy based on these ideas, according to Maischak.

“For instance, the deportations of undocumented immigrants are not driven by any rational policy incentive, but rather by ethnic and racial resentment,” argued the Fresno State professor. “They are conducted with a degree of cruelty that goes far beyond the imperatives of sensible law enforcement.  In the broader view of historical precedent, they are akin to ethnic cleansing.”

Maischak insisted that democracies combating fascism have done so with “repressive means,” not debate.

“Considering the hermetically closed frame of reference within the Fascist sub-culture in this country, there is little hope for the liberal remedy of rational debate, convincing others in a market-place of ideas, etc,” the lecturer said.  “This makes a repressive and punitive remedy almost inevitable.”

Maischak, who is reportedly German, said he sees a resemblance between the Republican Party and German Nazis and neo-Nazis.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Maischak for comment, but received no reply in time for publication.

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