'#TrumpGenocide': Yale prof claims coronavirus is 'ethnic cleansing'

A Yale professor accused President Donald Trump of killing Americans by his alleged inaction on the coronavirus.

Snyder used hashtags like “#TrumpGenocide” and “#TrumpKilledAmericans” to accompany his tweets.

A professor at Yale University made the claim claimed that “#TrumpKilledAmericans” and that coronavirus is a “lazy man’s ethnic cleansing.”

Timothy Snyder, a Yale history professor, took to Twitter in early September to claim that COVID-19 is a “lazy man’s” ethnic cleansing.

In the Twitter thread, Snyder first tweeted, “Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans Kushner’s team: “because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically.”


Snyder linked  to an article by Kathrine Eban of Vanity Fair, titled “How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan ‘Went Poof Into Thin Air.’” 

The article claims the reason Trump did not roll out a national testing plan is that “more testing would only lead to higher case counts and more bad publicity.”

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The Twitter thread continued with Snyder claiming, “Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing. #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans “Senior advisers began presenting Trump with maps and data showing spikes in coronavirus cases among ‘our people.’”


He then went on to tweet “Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing. #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans “Trump Admits Minimizing the Virus””

The last article he shared in the thread was written by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, entitled “Trump Admits Downplaying the Virus Knowing It Was ‘Deadly Stuff.’” The article claims that Trump “made a conscious choice not only to mislead the public but also to actively pressure governors to reopen states before his own government guidelines said they were ready.”

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The final tweet of the thread read the same as his first: “Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing. #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans.”

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. He studied at Oxford University where he received his doctorate. He has published multiple books and has appeared in multiple publications and media outlets. He has received the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Emerson Prize in the Humanities, and the Foundation for Polish Science Prize in the social sciences.

Campus Reform reached out to Snyder and Yale but did not receive a response in time for publication. 

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