A computer science professor at the University of California, Irvine is using his publicly funded university email address to disseminate his negative opinions about President Trump through his email signature.
His email signature reads:
Wayne Hayes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
President Trump is a self-absorbed, self-serving, habitual liar. The former two are opinion; the latter is fact. Just one example: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/18/trumps-lies-about-james-comey-keep-unraveling. My opinion would reverse instantly if Hurricane Harvey's assault on Houston caused him to reconsider his currently asinine opinion on climate change.
According to students at UC Irvine and confirmed by Red Alert Politics, Hayes’ email signature refers to President Trump as “a self-absorbed, self-serving, habitual liar,” in every email he sends. “The former two are opinion; the latter is fact,” Hayes’ signature continues. “My opinion would reverse instantly if Hurricane Harvey's assault on Houston caused him to reconsider his currently asinine opinion on climate change.” Hayes then links to an article arguing that “Trump’s lies about James Comey keep unraveling.”
Red Alert Politics first learned of Dr. Hayes’ strange email practice when a UC Irvine student forwarded an email by Hayes. The email was sent to all graduates of the School of Information and Computer Sciences, which potentially contains hundreds or thousands of students. One student who received the email referred to Hayes as “insane” for including this on every email he sends to students and faculty.
Red Alert Politics reached out to Hayes, who called Trump “the worst kind of super villain,” while claiming that “he won the presidency from Hillary by very shrewdly gaming the system.”
Hayes, who hails from Canada, told Red Alert Politics that, “we won't see the full effect of the devastation he's wrought on the scientific establishment for decades, but rest assured he's sewn the seeds of the economic doom of the US in coming decades.”
“He's not stupid; he's evil,” Hayes continued. “He's the worst kind of super villain: he panders to the masses but in fact puts his own interests above those of the nation. He installs yes-men who will do his bidding rather than experts in the field. Witness his appointment to the EPA: not somebody who knows or cares about the environment, but instead somebody who will work against environmental protection.”
The University of California, Irvine did not respond to a request for comment.
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