Watters Confronts Prof. Who Said 'People Are Going to Die' Due to Trump's Election
On "Watters' World" Saturday, Jesse Watters confronted a St. Joseph's University professor who said "people are going to die" as a result of President Donald Trump's election.
Professor David Parry, the school's communications studies chair, was recorded saying anti-Trump statements in his classroom in the aftermath of the election.
"I am not sympathetic to the white voters who make over $50,000 a year and said that, 'We are going to vote for Trump.' Those people I am not sympathetic to, and I do not believe that you have to open your heart to them," he said. "If you are a person of color in this room, if you are a woman in this room, you do not have to open your heart to them."
He continued, "People are going to die because of what happened. And if we don't start there, we cannot have a conversation. People's lives are on the line now, and it's time we got real about that."
Watters caught up with students on campus regarding Parry's statements.
One said the remarks do not represent the school...
Another said the comments were not appropriate for a professor...
Another student said the professor was relying on emotion rather than facts...
Another said this is an instance of using the classroom as a means of forwarding a political agenda...
Watters then confronted Parry, who refused to answer any questions.
"This isn't a cult; it's a classroom, Professor," Watters said. "Why are you trying to indoctrinate your students?"
Watters said St. Joseph's University has not responded to a request for comment on Parry's remarks.
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