Richard Wigmans, a Professor at Texas Tech University emailed the physics department and speculated that President Trump doesn’t care if people who didn’t vote for him die of Coronavirus.
Wigmans, an atheist, also said he’d reconsider his stance on religion if Trump dies of the virus.
Per Campus Reform, at a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing Sunday, after Wigmans’ email, Trump said his previous Easter remarks were only “aspirational,” after announcing that the federal government would extend the current social distancing guidelines for at least another month.
Throughout the email, Wigmans does not call the president by name. Instead, he refers to Trump as “president #45” or “#45.”
The email continues by pointing out that several weeks ago, the president said, “everything is under tremendous control” and “I give myself a grade 10/10 for the way this situation has been handled.” Wigmans then says the president is not stupid and gives his interpretation of “president #45’s” words with three bullet points, including suggesting that Trump doesn’t care about some Americans dying from the coronavirus because they are from blue states.
- 75% of the deaths are from states that did not vote for me. Why would I do anything for these SOBs?
- 80% of the deaths are 65 or older. Good riddance of these moochers who suck on the public tit (Social Security, Medicare).
- A scared Congress will provide multi-trillion dollar bailout packages that will generously take care of my beloved stock market, and throw in several billions for my family’s businesses.
He summarizes Trump’s actions with, “The Art of the Deal.”
“I am personally an atheist, but if #45 would die as a result of this virus, I might reconsider,” Wigmans added.
When Campus Reform reached out for comment regarding this statement, Wigmans said, “this is a statement about myself, not about someone else.” He confirmed, “I have distributed some emails to my colleagues in which I provide a scientist’s perspective on the available COVID-19 data, and use the observed trends to make some predictions.”
“I have received many comments from people who appreciate this,” Wignmans added.
Regarding whether he expressed a desire for Trump to die from the virus, Wignmans said, “I have not expressed such a wish.”
He told Campus Reform that he related the coronavirus to the “deadly plague” detailed in the Old Testament of the Bible, because “the leadership of the country is specifically targeted.” “All I wanted to say is that if something similar happened here, I might interpret that as a non-random event, God’s hand if you will,” in a comment to Campus Reform.
He concludes the email with one last prediction. He predicts that “when history will be written about this period, the word ‘China virus’ will be absent. Instead, we will read about the ‘Trump pandemic’, the ‘Trump deaths’ and the ‘Trump recession’.”