A college professor was suspended after she reportedly admitted during an online class that she hoped President Trump supporters caught COVID-19 and died before election day.
Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, said on Friday that it was aware of an 'overtly political statement' made by Assistant Professor Jennifer Mosher during a recent virtual classroom session.
Footage of Mosher's comments were shared to social media on Wednesday after a student captured the moment during the lesson.
In the clip, Mosher allegedly expressed frustrations over people attending Trump's 2020 campaign rallies and not wearing CDC recommended face masks.
'I’ve become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die. I’m sorry, but that’s so frustrating I don’t know what else to do,' says Mosher.
'You can’t argue with them, you can’t talk sense with them. I said to somebody yesterday "I hope they all die before the election". That's the only saving hope I have right now.
Mosher then added that she 'should not be talking politics' at the clip's end. The story was first reported by WOWK-TV.
Although the clip does not show Mosher specifically referencing Trump supporters, she does mention a recent indoor event where attendees did not wear face masks.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Mosher (pictured) of Marshall University was placed on administrative leave this week over an 'overtly political statement'
Footage of Mosher (pictured) and her remarks were shared to social media, where they garnered backlash from Twitter users
Most recently, Trump hosted an indoor campaign rally that gathered thousands inside a manufacturing plant in Las Vegas where very few people donned the protective gear.
The crowd size greatly dwarfed the Nevada's mandate limiting indoor gatherings to under 50 people.
Trump was noted by critics to repeatedly defy health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as clash with leading public health experts on his response team.
His Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally ended with an unexpectedly small crowd, eight members of the advance team contracting the virus and campaign staff having to self-isolate afterward in case of infection
He boosted beforehand that face masks and social distancing would not be required for the June 20th