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>> thought gosh out to the family of carrie fisher. that's it for us. for bill o'reilly, the spin stops here because we're looking out for you. breaking tonight, new reports that the obama administration may be planning yet another fight with israel. as that country's prime minster accusing president obama of orchestrating an unprecedented move against the jewish state at the united nations. welcome to the kelly file. sandra smith in for megyn kelly tonight. tensions reaching a fevered pitch tonight. prime minster netanyahu and his spokesman claimed to have ironclad evidence that the u.s. was pushing last friday's resolution condemning the construction of settlement by israeli citizens. the obama administration for its part continues the deny the
claim. here's state department spokesman mark toner earlier today. >> we reject the notion the united states was the driving force behind this resolution. that's just not true. united states did not draft this resolution. nor did it put it forward. we also made clear at every conversation in every conversation that the president would make the final decision. that he would have to review the final text before making his final decision. so the idea this was again recooked or we had agreed upon the text, weeks in advance is just not accurate. >> then just hours ago, a confirmation from the obama administration that tomorrow morning and weeks ahead of schedule, secretary of state john kerry will make remarks on the israeli palestinian conflict. leading to concern among israel and their allies about what the secretary may say.
in moments we'll speak to david. he has seen the evidence linking the obama white house to friday's u.n. vote. first we go to correspondent john in jerusalem. >> well, sandra the heavy weights fight between israel and the united states continues tonight and a senior israeli official tells me he has seen sensitive information from arab sources that he says will prove without a doubt that the obama administration was indeed behind this resolution and also the senior official says that the u.s. may propose another resolution in the coming weeks to preempt israeli palestinian talks. now that said, prime minster benjamin netanyahu over the weekend called the resolution a shameful ambush by the obama administration and that israel will hold its ground regarding
its settlement policies. the prime minster summoned the u.s. ambassador and said israel will reassess ties with united nations among other things. also said israel settlement construction plannings will continue as scheduled. some plans have already been slated to continue and move forward even before the resolution. that said contend that the u.s. was not involved in the drafting of the u.n. resolution. you heard that from deputy state department spokesman mark tone kwhoer said egyptians drafted it. along with palestinians. last night on channel two news, president obama deputy said president obama and secretary of state kerry have made no secret about their concerns about israel settlement policies, but, again, israeli officials continue to take a hard line approach as he mentioned u.s. secretary of state kerry is scheduled to talk tomorrow.
his vision for the next step. suffice to say this will be a speech and remarks that israeli officials will be closely watching. david thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> what is it exactly that the prime minster is accusing the obama administration obama administration of doing here. we know there was deep resolution in order to push this united nation security counsel resolution forward. that is deeply disappointing because his torquically america has protected israel. i just came from the western wall about an hour ago and touchdown the stones the juiews have touched and prayed towards
for thousands of years. the idea this security counsel resolution which was allowed to pass and pushed strongly by the obama administration the fact it called that one of the holiest sights of the jewish people occupy palestinian territory tells you everything you need to know. that's a historical. it flies in the face of thousands of years of jewish history and simply untrue. that's why israel was so deeply disappointed by the resolution and america's vomit in the passage of the resolution. >> to be clear, you're not saying this was a deliberate push by the obama administration. you have said on the record they have helped create the resolution. the white house is denying in their statement. the egyptian are the ones who began circulating. do you not take the white house at their word. i've seen information with my own eyes.
we have ironclad information. >> can you give us an idea of what that looks like. who are your sources. can you give us any idea of what the ironclad information is? >> i can tell you sources from the arab world and internationally. points to an american attempt to stay behind the scenes and ask the palestinians to push the egyptians to propose this resolution in the first place. i want to explain briefly why it's so dangerous. actually preempts negotiations. tries to give the pal skin yen everything they want up front. what if somebody brought a security counsel resolution saying the heart of washington was occupy territory or the london bridge was occupy territory. these are wild fantasies disconnected from reality which actually prejudices the outcome
of negotiations. the prime minster of israel has repeatedly invited to negotiate without any preconditions for direct bilateral negotiation. >> why not turn that over now. why? you say you're going to wait and hand that to the incoming administration. the trump administration. don't you think the people of israel, the people of this country, americans deserve to see if the united states was behind that push? >> i don't think everything i know can be shared on tv or shared with a global audience. i think details will increasingly come out. in fact just a report out of egypt which i haven't seen the exact report, but from what i read of the headlines, confirms american involvement in this whole sad saga. we also don't know what's going to happen. we believe this may be the first of another series of pushes before the obama administration
leaves office. that will be a real travesty if conditions were attempted if conditions were imposed. >> so if it is true that you are accusing the white house and the obama administration of doing. why do you think he did it? why do you think obama would have done this? >> you have to ask him that question, but i think that unfortunately this has been a mind set perhaps from the beginning of the obama administration. seeing the presence of jews in the west bank is perhaps the great barrier to peace. of course that's not true because the conflict started long before there were any jews in the west bank. we didn't get peace, we got war. 20,000 missiles on the heads of israel's civilians. what i hope happens is the obama administration ceases this assault on israel frankly using
diplomatic forms. certainly bias forms like the security counsel, which has been far too much time am bassing the middle east one liberal democracy and too little time shining a light on the mass murdering dictators. >> let's talk about the fact that secretary of state john kerry is going to be making a public address tomorrow. what did you expect from that. >> unfortunately, seems to be indications that may be further pushes. perhaps using other states as frontmen in order to pressure israel. what would really be helpful to the peace process is if the obama administration asked from the palestinians to recognize israel as a jewish state. meet with the prime minster who repeatedly offered to go to the parliament for peace talks. very helpful if there was greater pressure on the palestinian government to stop paying anyone who murders an
israeli. anyone who murders an israeli gets a monthly salary from the palestinian government. those are the real barriers to peace. unfortunately far too much time has been put pressuring israel and diplomatic forms. also pushes peace further away. >> pushing the discussion of what is the future of the u.n. a lot of political leaders here calling for defunding. we will certainly be watching it. david keys, speaking on behalf of benjamin netanyahu and thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you so much for having me. >> joining us now to react fox news contributor american enterprise scholar. they say they have hard evidence the obama administration is behind this. >> i would love to see it. they may be right. they may not be right.
quite an allegation to make, especially for a country of all the countries in the security council historically has been very proisrael and given them more military aide than any other. they're not going on television blasting vladimir putin or the premier of china. they're going on fox news and lambasting barack obama. they may have a point. that's quite an allegation to make and owe it to the american people, as well as to their own people, to produce at least some evidence to their point. >> they're doubling down on it. they've called this resolution deeply shameful. there is great concern about our relationship going forward with israel. what did you make of what you just heard. he says he has ironclad information. won't reveal his sources: i did
push him on if you've got it, why not turn over it now. why wait for trump administration. >> they wouldn't be on this network saying this, the spokesperson for prime minster of israel if they didn't have evidence. trying to do it through diplomatic challenges. the reason they're not on russia condemning russia, they support issues all the time. this is unprecedented. it's like a schoolyard filled with bullies. united states is israel's stronger big brother. we don't let gem get pushed around in the schoolyard. if this is accurate, not only did the united states not defend, the united states joined in on the bullying. that's a new low even if for obama administration. we joined with countries to team up against the united states
only democratic am lie in the middle east. that's just unprecedented. if in is true, it's an absolute outrage. >> reports go beyond that. reports the vice president biden called the president to pressure him to vote in favor of the resolution. joe biden's national security adviser denied a phone call ever took place there. there's a lot going on here. >> there's a lot going on. i don't disagree with a lot of what mark said. i will say one thing and the one thing i will take issue with is netanyahu has been spending more time with russia than barack obama. it's not that they're not close. and they haven't established a good relationship. >> i have no evidence whatsoever that joe biden did any of this. >> somebody who could clear up a lot is secretary of state kerry.
we now have word will be speaking publicly on this tomorrow morning. mark, what do you expect from that. >> first of all, who knows what john kerry says. he's a lame duck secretary of state. if he had a great plan for midd middle east peace he would have tried it years ago. this is a guy who presided over disaster over disaster in the middle east. rise of isis. massacre of half a million people in syria. we really don't need his advice. more importantly there's a tradition in american politics after an election the outgoing administration shows deference to the incoming administration when it comes to major foreign policy decisions. back in 1992, george hw bush called bill clinton and asked his permission, consulting with him before he sent troops into somalia and bill clinton came out a statement showing solidarity with him because the tradition is you don't saddle an
incoming presidency with new policies they might disagree with. for the obama administration to come out and start messing with united nations is unprecedent. they're supposed to defer to them. they're out in three weeks. done. get out of the way. be quiet. >> the timing with three weeks to go before president elect donald trump walks into office walks into office, what does our relationship look like under donald trump. >> i'm not defending the actions of the obama administration at the security counsel this week. so i'm not dchding that whatsoever. i will say we have one president at a time. that is unprecedented as well for donald trump to be opining on this so publicly as he has in so many other issues despite the fact he's not president. it's very different. he's about to appoint somebody ambassador to israel who has a very different world view of
settlement. very different world view of what the west bank is. as a result, i expect a very, very different policy both externally and internally in the trump administration and that's up to them starting on january 20 to decide. in terms of what the obama administration head of the security counsel, i don't condone it. i will say this has just as much to be as netanyahu's policy keeping the coalition together as anything else. people need to examine that as well. this is exactly what he needs to do to keep his coalition government intact from people like bennett and others who would threaten it because of the fact he has no daylight whatsoever to show any settlements. >> by the way, i don't consider this anti-israeli resolution. anti-settlement resolution. very different. >> seriously strong allegations happening here. and, again, john kerry is going
to be addressing this tomorrow morning. he's going to be offering what they're calling a comprehensive vision for how middle east peace can be achieved in that speech. being reported he will address this. mark, last words to you. >> three weeks before he leaves office he's going to offer a comprehensive plan for middle east peace. give me a break. come on. go away. you're done. >> leave it there. mark, julie, thanks for being here tonight. good to see you both. our relationship with israel isn't the only thing on the line. president elect and other top republicans seem to suggest the u.n. should be punished. we'll debate with governor mike huckab huckabee. coming up next. president's hometown seeing one of the most violent weekends in decades. debate with the violence on america's streets mean for the commander in chief's legacy. president obama suggesting the outcome of the election would have been different had he been the one to run up against donald trump. we take up that in a fierce debate coming up next.
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serious changes under a trump administration. president elect and top republicans suggest the u.s. relationship with u.n. body as a whole is something that needs to be revisited. peter has more on that part of this story from west palm beach. >> the united state e united na their job seriously. boast on the ability to take action of issues confronting humanity. the next u.s. president doesn't think their job is that complicated. twitter the united nations has such great potential. right now just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time. so sad. that's not the only shot he's taken at the international organization since american diplomats sat silently by while others on the security counsel passed a resolution that hurts
our closest allies in the middle east. israel. the president elect suggests he has the power to slow administration down, but not stop them t. big loss yesterday for israel and united nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace. too bad, but we'll get it done anyway. now conservatives see an opportunity to draw upon his experience with manhattan real estate. >> it's an organization that exacerbates tensions. i think that's good in real estate in downtown new york city and trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos. >> charles isn't alone. senator ted cruz, john mccain, rubio, and speaker of the house paul ryan are all calling for the united states to stop sending so much money to the unless policies align with american policy goals. billions of dollars for u.n. peace keeping every year.
more than a quarter of their budget. even though there are 193 member nations. u.s. pays a similarly oversized proportion. 22% of the budget for u.n. staff and infrastructure. total of $600 million every year. the president elect thinks the u.n. is just a club for people to sit around and do nothing, but whatever it is they do there in new york, they have a lot of money to do it. >> fair enough. joining me now, mike huckabee, fox news contributor and former gop presidential candidate. good to see you tonight. we have spoken, sir, several times since this vote happened last friday. where do you stand on it right now? >> i think u.n. is about as significant as a faculty meeting at a state university. if they're really serious about wanting to do something that has impact, how come they're not doing anything about human rights abuses in china? how come they're not doing anything about the economic deprivety that's going on in venezuela? how do they not address the
syrian slaughter of christians or the slaughter of kurds in the northern part of iraq. what are they worried about? what causes them to get all excited and panties in a wad. i'll tell you what it is. israel they're building bedrooms so that families will have a place to sleep and live in peace and security. that's why i think it's time for the u.s. to seriously re-evaluate whether we're getting anything of value out of the u.n. and maybe it's time to say this organization has become obsolete. >> so as they re-evaluate, you see so many comments from top republicans talking about let's defund the u.n. i mean, u.s. funding account r for 22% of the u.n.'s budget. $3 billion. lindsey graham says trump's a good negotiator. see if this gives him leverage. put that into words or numbers. >> let's be clear about why
we're talking about that. the u.n. has taken cowardly action toward the only democracy that exists between asia and africa. and for them to go after israel, in the name of saying they're going to bring peace, they're trying to force peace in a way that won't ever work. acknowledged has a right to exist. when you look at this whole idea of a peace process. does anybody seriously believe that what the united nations has done is going to bring israel more close to a place of saying, yeah, we would love to sit down with people who name streets after the terrorist who murder our children in cold blood and who launched thousands of rockets from gentleman san antonio directly on sent gogs and people's homes. the what and why don't get answered by this action. the u.s. not only betrayed israel. acted in a cowardly way standing
by arms crossed and watch our friend get the ever living daylights and devil beat out of them at united nations security counsel. it's embarrassing sglg as far as united nations, is it no longer a legitimate forum. what do you want to do? i think it's time to say if you're not going to really deal with the serious problems of the planet. go out of existence. give that money back to the nations. let them feed hungry children. pay hospital bills. go back to my point. when the u.n. isn't addressing how many rights abuses, religious liberty abuses in china, when they say nothing about the slaughter of christians, even in egypt that help sponsor this. when they say nothing about what's happening in aleppo and do nothing to get involved. then what's the point. >> just a few seconds left here. what does the relationship look
like under president trump. >> i think trump makes it very clear. the united nations is only going to be an international irrelevant bully and take sides with the most irrational radicals. give voice to the iranians when they walk in and speeches made on the floor that denies the haul cost. they've seen the last check from the united states. if they can operate, fine. figure out what country they would like to head quarter in. we're not going to tie up the traffic of manhattan any longer for their ridiculous abusive attitudes for peace and freedom. >> good to see you. i think i started my day with you on the fox business network this morning. very good to see you, sir. thank you for being here. >> joining me now to react. richard you've been listening to all of this.
about the u.n. being a club a club to get together. we're also hearing from top republicans. about what to do next. you take. noticingingly absent our former top secretaries of state. i suspect the reason why that is, everything to do with the fangt they understand the united nations serves a real purpose in preserving goebl peace. if you think about the most likely scenario state acted nuclear war and the united nations is the only operation that is stopping that. sort of the stopgap between the two. it's a stop sign between the most likely scenario of nuclear war. beyond that, the u.n. has worked on anti-terrorism. passed over 16 different treaties with the united nations to make sure we work on regulations to stop airplane hijacking and on and on and on.
take a trip there and figure out what they do. >> do you through the anger is unfounded. >> don't get me wrong. i think there's anger on both sides of one resolution. to condemn entire organization for one action. seems to be an little bit of over do. >> what will he say. what do you expect will come from him? >> i think what he will say is use years and years of experience to talk about what needs to be done on the next administration to make sure we preserve peace in the middle east. with that being said, he will also tell you value that the united medications has for the globe. not only has helped standby, but also working on curbing the spread of hiv and aides. working on human right abuses. this argument and what makes me upset. if they're not saying anything
about this or that crisis. how many times has america been silent through human rights crises. during the car 4, the george bush administration was completely silent. before we go around throwing stones the about people speaking out about atrocities, let's be very clear. a lot of times we didn't speak out. which is why we created the united stated nations to begin with. during the holocaust, a lot of countries remained sienltd and created the u.n. to make sure we could also have goebl peace where tall countries could come together and sit at the table as the world leading democracy and leader of the free world it's our job to fund an organization that at least at minimum maintains dialogue between the nation. >> it definitely got both sides of that. thanks for coming on tonight. good to see you. president obama offers his take on the 2016 white house race. claiming it would have ended up differently were he the one to go up against donald trump.
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. carrie fisher in the original "star wars" movie, passed away at the age of 60. her death coming four days after suffering a devastating heart issue on board a flight from london to los angeles. in addition too big screen rolls, fisher known for writing candidly about her struggles with drug addiction and mental illness. death comes at the world was mourning loss of british pop star george michael. voice behind chart stopping hits
like faith and don't let the sun go down on me. died at his home on christmas weekend from heart failure. and developing tonight, president obama getting candid about how an obama trump white house race would have shaken out. in an interview with adviser the president says if he had been able to run for a third term, his message of unity would have prevailed. confident. >> confident if i had run again and articulated it, i could have mobiled majority of american people to rally behind it. in conversations i had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.
democratic strategist and fox news contributor and all around team player, good to see you guys. >> great to see you. >> start with you first. president obama says he would have won if he ran against trump. well, first of all, would that have happened. >> we don't know. that's conjecture. first of all, it's a comment on how lousy he thought hillary clinton was. he could have beaten trump, but she couldn't. here's the other thing. everybody he talks to, including people who disagree with him tell him he's going in the right direction. in the 2012 exit polls, 46% said the country was going in the right direction. this year 33% said they thought the country was going in the right direction. people who thought it was off on the wrong track in 2012, 52 pkts. this year 62%. look, we will never know because the constitution forbids him for
running for a third term. it's jurst conjecture. the issue was intensely less positive than it was in 2012 when he geek out a victory. >> makes you remember all the things he said on the campaign trail when they were campaigning for hillary clinton. she's the most qualified candidate to beat donald trump. well, he's kind of saying the opposite here. right? >> well, first of all, i don't think you can see me do an eye roll all the way from here. who cares. as he pointed out. this is a complete hypothetical. more of a statement about her candidacy than anything else. look, if you look at his numbers, he's at 54%. trump is at 44. trump is actually upside down with approval, disapproval. >> but let me challenge you with some of the numbers here because he hasn't helped out his party very much. democrats lost over 1,000 seats under obama. i'll give you the grand total.
1, 1,042. it's been a total disaster on the state level and federal level. talking purely about himself. not talking about anybody else. could he, barack obama, have beaten donald trump. and i think he believes the answer is yes. i have no idea whether he would or not have. i think it's, as karl pointed out, largely irrelevant because we have a constitution that prevents. if you're talking about the numbers that under the obama administration have happened to the democrats, you're absolutely right. they've had a she lacking time and time again. doesn't mean barack obama with his approval ratings would not have beating donald trump with his approval ratings. it was basically a judgment more on hillary clinton's campaign than on anything else. >> it's a lot of admissions and concessions on jewulie's part. >> frankly she's conceding to things i haven't said. i don't think this was entirely
on the grounds of hillary clinton being a lousy candidate. that's true, but only 28% of the voters wanted a president who would continue barack obama's policies. 48% wanted a new president who would move in exlis italy conservative direction in exit polls. two other points. president obama hit the campaign trail like we have not seen in 50 or 60 years. outgoing for his successor. his campaign stops are a road map to democratic defeat. florida, north carolina, ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, you know, most of the places he went are the places the democrats came up short. final point i would make is this, julie is right. it's been a disaster for the democrats. what did he say in the pod cast. his priority and nonprofit, nonpartisan tax deductible center is to help young leaders
become organizers, politicians, by giving them the tools for change. that's got to cheer the republicans. he's going to keep doing what he's been doing and also upset the irs because it's the violation of the law. >> got to leave it there. nice to see you two be so nice to each other. remember what's on the line here. because on his many campaign appearances in september obama declared his legacies on the bl ballot. trying to step in and shore up something. great to see you both. still ahead, the university professor posting a disturbing tweet about white genocide. lands himself in hot water because of it. today the university offering their verdict and wait until you hear what it is. plus the president's hometown is rocked by its most violent weekend in decades over the holidays. the violence uggestions that unprecedented. it risks becoming a defining blemish on the president's legacy.
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get your free trial of website builder now. disturbing developments out of the president's hometown. the holiday weekend turns into one of the deadliest in decades. the scope of the violence just weeks before president obama departs the white house has got some folks wondering what this could mean for his legacy. live in the west coast newsroom, trace. >> sandra, the more people who get shot in the chicago the more others retaliate. spins out of control. south and west sides are not just seeing an uptick in gun violence, an upheaval. numbers are astounding. over the christmas holiday weekend. 61 people were shot. 11 died. that's more than 100% increase
over last christmas. on christmas day alone this chicago this year, seven people were shot and killed. that's more shooting deaths than the past three years combined on christmas. now look at the yearly numbers and still have a few days to go. so far in 2016 there have been more than 4300 shootings with 753 homicide. that's up dramatically from the nearly 3,000 shootings last year and 478 homicides. chicago police certainty says the vast majority of shootings are targeted gang shootings. watch. >> they were target ed knowing fully well individuals would be at the homes of family and friends celebrating the holiday. this was followed by several acts of retaliation. >> and as always, there were several kids caught in the cross fire. the holiday weekend began with five teenagers being shot and wounded and the weekend ended with 13 and 14-year-old girls
also being shot and wounded. those two girls were watching a two-year-old while their father was meeting with someone. police say the father is a gang member and also the likely target. despite some of the toughest gun laws in the country, the police super sb super. >> david is trump supporters and attorney. jessica is a democratic pollster. i think we can all agree what we saw happen in chicago this weekend is horrible. horrible for the city. horrible for the country. jessica? >> yes. i echo your sentiments to see those numbers up there is painful. painful for everyone on both sides of the aisle and, certainly, for the president who spoke about the violence in his hometown and how powerless he feels. >> a lot of people ask when. can i stop there. that's part of the criticism. we don't hear him address the
problem. >> he did talk about it. i know he talked about it last year. >> last year. did you see what happened this weekend? i myself lodged in the criticism that he does not talk about it enough. doesn't talk about crime within the african community, black on black violence. i'm not saying he has been perfect on this issue. certainly you don't want to be arguing that president obama doesn't care about violence like this. >> david, this is a surge we are seeing. the numbers are undeniable. to look at the holiday weekend and see two girls ages 13 and 14. you know i'm originally from chicago. grew up in chicago. you're talking about the south side of chicago these two girls. >> yes. you know, since mr. obama former chief of staff took over as mayor of chicago five years ago, the murder rate and violent crime have spiralled out of control. the shocking thing to me, all we hear from it will white house are crickets chirping. >> that's not true.
josh earnest talked about it. >> let him finish. >> hold on jessica. and mr. emmanuel, the mayor of chicago, did have a national press conference last week. did he talk about this violence? did he talk about the black on black homicide? >> no he talked about ensuring america that chicago is a sanctuary city where lawbreakers will be protected. not put in jail. not turned over, but protected. >> that is hard to hear. >> should be narrating the story because it's straight out of the twilight zone. it's that tragic. >> it is difficult to see the mayor step in front of the people of his city and say you are safe here. this is a sanctuary city. that was difficult as we watch these crime rates rise at a rapid rate. >> absolutely. he is hugely unpopular. matters for for his legacy. if you want to blame obama about chicago, let's give him credit form new york city. >> we're looking for the problem to be highlight sgld many
conservatives discuss this they do blame him for this. they say you know all your strict gun law. >> he should be blame sgld see, he just said it. on top of it, data from 2016 over 60% of the guns used in crimes in chicago came from out of state. 20% from indiana. >> number one gun control city. >> all right. finish your point, jessica. >> number one crime city. >> 20% of these guns came from indiana. >> the point to be made right now is the city does have -- it is among the strictest gun control laws in this country and yet it is seeing the quickest rise in gun violence. so how do you make sense of that and how the police superintendent suggested today more gun laws. >> yes. i know that argument doesn't tend to work well. we heard from donald trump he could fix this in a week. met with top chicago pd and they could do it in a week.
then they said they hasn't had a meeting at all. >> got to get david back in here. >> how about the fact that 25% unemployment rate in chicago among black males. the incarceration rate is five . >> and it is directly what mr. trump said he will address as one of his top when people get jobs they tend to turn away from crime and tend to have productive lives. >> we've got to leave it there. >> okay. >> that's what it is about. >> good to get both of you on here. good to see you, jessica. david, thank you for coming on to night. up next, a university professor tweets support for white genocide. after facing backlash, now insists his words are simply misinterpreted satire. that report just ahead. it's hard to know it is such a constrained format, but i understand where he's coming from. i think a lot of whites are very
explanation, and the university is forced to respond. for more on that we go to trace gallagher in the west coast news room. hey, trace. >> reporter: hey, sandra. he is an associate professor of politics and global studies at directionl drexler university. he thought it would be appropriate to tweet out, all i want for christmas is white genocide. he later called the tweet satire and the term white genocide an imaginary concept. by the time it went viral on conservative websites nobody appeared to be laughing including drexler university who responded with a real condemnation, quoting, while the university recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, professor's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing and do not in any way reflect the values of the university. the professor, who now claims he
harassed by white supremacists and got hundreds of death threats went on to call the statement from his employer chilling, saying, quote, the statement despite a tepid defense of free speech sends a chilling message. it exposes untunured and temporary faculty not only to internal disciplinary scrutiny but equally important it encourages harassment as an effective means to impact university policies. "the washington post" reports he is keeping his job at the university though his twitter account is now private. sandra. >> wow. a lot of people writing in about that one. trace gallagher, thank you. we will be right back.
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