Las Vegas professor 'partly blamed' Trump for massacre

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  • A University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor was secretly filmed by one of her students during class 
  • Tessa Winkelman told them President Trump may be partly to blame for last Sunday night’s horrific massacre that killed 58 people and wounded over 400
  • She was recorded by an anonymous student saying that she thought ‘people will die’ in the aftermath of Trump’s election 
  • A student in class was ‘dumbfounded’ by the ‘appalling’ remarks 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:35 EDT, 6 October 2017 | Updated: 20:07 EDT, 6 October 2017

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor was secretly filmed by one of her students during class telling them that President Donald Trump may be partly to blame for last Sunday night’s horrific massacre that killed 58 people and wounded over 400.

Tessa Winkelmann, an assistant professor at UNLV, made the remarks Thursday to her History 407 class, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

She was recorded by an anonymous student saying that she thought ‘people will die’ in the aftermath of Trump’s election.

‘Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won’t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die,’ Winkelmann says in the video obtained by the newspaper.

‘Other people will die because of this.’

Tessa Winkelman
Tessa Winkelman
Tessa Winkelman
Tessa Winkelman

Tessa Winkelmann (above), an assistant professor at UNLV, told her History 407 class on Thursday that President Trump may be partly to blame for Sunday night's horrific massacre

She was recorded by an anonymous student saying that she thought ¿people will die¿ in the aftermath of Trump¿s election
She was recorded by an anonymous student saying that she thought ¿people will die¿ in the aftermath of Trump¿s election

She was recorded by an anonymous student saying that she thought ‘people will die’ in the aftermath of Trump’s election

¿Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won¿t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die,¿ Winkelmann says in the video obtained by the newspaper. ¿Other people will die because of this¿
¿Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won¿t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die,¿ Winkelmann says in the video obtained by the newspaper. ¿Other people will die because of this¿

‘Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won’t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die,’ Winkelmann says in the video obtained by the newspaper. ‘Other people will die because of this’

She said Trump’s threat to ‘destroy’ North Korea was ‘encouraging violence.’

‘He’s threatened to declare violence against North Korea and other places,’ Winkelmann says in the video.

‘And words, especially if they’re coming from someone who is the president, have consequences.

‘I don’t know that these events would have inevitably happened whether or not he got elected, but he has rhetorical powers every president has to encourage or to discourage (violence). So far all he’s done is to encourage violence.’

A student in class was ‘dumbfounded’ by the ‘appalling’ remarks, according to the Review-Journal.

She said Trump¿s threat to ¿destroy¿ North Korea was ¿encouraging violence.¿ Trump is seen in the Oval Office on Friday after signing a proclamation declaring National Manufacturing Day
She said Trump¿s threat to ¿destroy¿ North Korea was ¿encouraging violence.¿ Trump is seen in the Oval Office on Friday after signing a proclamation declaring National Manufacturing Day

She said Trump’s threat to ‘destroy’ North Korea was ‘encouraging violence.’ Trump is seen in the Oval Office on Friday after signing a proclamation declaring National Manufacturing Day

The student said that the remarks triggered a fierce debate between others in class who were shouting at one another.

‘Some of us wanted to walk out of the class,’ the student said.

DailyMail.com reached out to Winkelman for comment on Friday.

Winkelmann is a former Fulbright scholar whose area of expertise includes imperialism and ethnic studies, according to her official bio on the UNLV web site.

She teaches classes at UNLV on US foreign relations and women and gender history.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more clues that would explain why Stephen Paddock of nearby Mesquite mowed down scores of innocent people from his hotel window at the Mandalay Bay.

It was revealed on Friday that Paddock had a cell phone charger that did not match any of his phones inside the hotel room where he carried out the massacre.

The discovery adds confusion to the chain of events which led up to the attack as, despite its discovery, police insist there was no one else in the room with Paddock on October 1 or in the days beforehand.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more clues that would explain why Stephen Paddock of nearby Mesquite mowed down scores of innocent people from his hotel window at the Mandalay Bay
Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more clues that would explain why Stephen Paddock of nearby Mesquite mowed down scores of innocent people from his hotel window at the Mandalay Bay

Meanwhile, investigators continue to look for more clues that would explain why Stephen Paddock of nearby Mesquite mowed down scores of innocent people from his hotel window at the Mandalay Bay

At a press conference on Friday, Las Vegas Metro Police Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill said detectives were no closer to understanding what motivated Paddock's killing spree.

He did not address the discovery of the phone charger but made an impassioned plea to anyone who may have information which could help solve the mounting mystery.

'To date we have run down well more than 1,000 leads in this investigation. Some of it has helped create a better profile into the madness of this suspect but we do not still have a clear motive or reason why.

'In the past, terror attacks or mass murder cases, motive was made very clear by a note that was left by a social media post, by a telephone call that was made.

'Today, in our investigation, we don't have any of that uncovered. I wish we did.'  

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