Professor warns Trump supporters will 'provoke violence' when he leaves office
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Julie Novkov, the chairwoman of the political science department at the State University of New York at Albany, called President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE’s supporters “overt racists” who will “provoke violence” once the president leaves office, according to a Fox News report.

In an article for New Political Science highlighted by Fox News this week, the women’s studies professor wrote that Trump supporters having political power is “dangerous." 

Novkov wrote that the president’s core supporters view immigrants, African Americans, Muslims and Jews as “enemies of the American state” who are also “particularly inclined to embrace propaganda," the TV station reported.

The professor also reportedly argued that Trump’s supporters will riot once he leaves office, even after a second term.

The Hill could not independently confirm the contents of the paper. Novkov did not immediately reply to a request for comment.


“I believe that Trumpers – the core supporters Trump has bound to himself through his consistent and persistent messaging – will not accept as legitimate any means through which he departs from the presidency,” Novkov wrote. 

“Can the Trumpers can be reincorporated into a democratic republic as engaged political actors who accept the fundamental premises of democratic governance?” she wrote.

Novkov also wrote that even if Trump were able to serve two presidential terms, his supporters would “vociferously demand that he be permitted a third term” and added that “state violence will be necessary in response to maintain order” if his supporters’ response turns violent.

Fox News also pointed out that Novkov is currently scheduled to teach American Federalism in addition to a public law graduate course at the public university in the coming fall.