A professor at Texas A&M University just took to Facebook to celebrate the fact that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was diagnosed with COVID-19 as “good news.” He went on to express hopes that “fat Klansman” President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence get it as well.

Dr. Filipe de Castro is a nautical archaeology professor at the university, and his Facebook page makes it clear that he is not a fan of Republicans. Earlier this month, he took to Facebook to defend former President Barack Obama’s “eight years of impeccable governance” before referring to Trump as a “fat Klansman” who is “surrounded by a collection of savages and misfits,” according to Campus Reform.

“We have a moron as president and everyday [sic] he paints the walls of the Oval Office with his own s**t, and the republicans- including Lying Ted [Cruz] and [John] Corny Cornyn- clean the walls and the carpet, wipe the drool of [sic] his mouth, and pretend that he is normal,” he wrote.

Last month, after Congressman Gohmert contracted the coronavirus, de Castro wrote on Facebook, “Finally, some good news!”

In yet another post, the professor added of Gohmert that “he thought that desiring other people’s death was a horrible thing, but president trump showed me how wrong I was. Now I am like: I hope this is true, and that [Brazilian President Jair] Bolsonaro dies, but that its [sic] takes a month, and that trump and Pence get it too.”

After the death of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, de Castro wrote, “Covid kills the poor. It also kills some stupid, like Herman Cain, but mostly kills the poor.”

When de Castro was asked for a comment by Campus Reform, he stood by his remarks and went on the attack.

“What are you? The Spanish Inquisition? Have you read the Constitution? My comments are public, as you can see,” he said.

“I find this president disgraceful, a compulsive liar, a repugnant misogynist, a racist, and a small time crook,” de Castro added. “And i [sic] find most fundamentalist Christians enemies of freedom, truth and reason. And I find religion — as practiced by fundamentalists — the exact opposite of religiosity: something dumb and prescriptive that prevents people from thinking and feeling.”

Texas A&M University has yet to comment, despite being contacted to do so.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on August 19, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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