"Pray for CNN viewers."
sociology professor faces felony gun charges after he shot himself in the arm on campus in what he told police was a protest of President Donald Trump.
Mark J. Bird, a 69-year-old professor emeritus in the Department of Human Behavior
According to a police report on the incident, Bird told officers that he shot himself in protest of Trump but did not elaborate.
Police were called after several staff members and a student saw Bird stumble out of the bathroom covered in blood and then collapse. In the bathroom, campus police
While the injury was not life-threatening, Bird will be dealing with the consequences for some time. He was charged with
As of Tuesday, Bird was still a member of the college faculty, as he has been since 1993. C
“When you don’t give the full details, then rumors go crazy. It’s unfortunate because it made the students and faculty very afraid and allowed rumors to proliferate,"
Some conservatives, like Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist, saw the professor's self-inflicted wound as telling of a larger issue in the anti-Trump ferment.
This is a literal version of what the Resistance (media/NT/etc.) typically do in a figurative sense https://t.co/kOUSJpTz4G— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 12, 2018
Others simply saw an acute case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Mark J. Bird, a College of Southern Nevada sociology professor, shot himself in the arm in "protest of President Donald Trump".— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) September 12, 2018
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. Our media is literally sick, and their condition is spreading.
Pray for CNN viewers.
To be fair: Trump presidency has brought out the worst in his supporters, too.
Germania is a staff writer at Pluralist.
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