A Republican Assembly leader is criticizing a UW-Madison political science professor’s course syllabus for what he sees as a “politically polarized characterization” of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Rep. Dave Murphy, R-Greenville, leveled the criticism Wednesday in a letter to UW-Madison professor Kenneth Mayer, who is teaching “The American Presidency” this semester. The first lecture took place Tuesday.
The syllabus’ first page includes a two-line paragraph saying Trump supporters “rejoice in his contempt for what they insist is a corrupt D.C. establishment.”
It then includes an 11-line paragraph that begins: “To others, he is a spectacularly unqualified and catastrophically unfit egomaniac who poses an overt threat to the Republic.”
What is Murphy afraid of, a professor accurately expressing pro and con Trump sentiments?