- The Washington Times - Friday, November 11, 2016

A George Mason University admissions director reacted to Donald Trump’s election win by lashing out at political opponents as “worthless trash.”

GMU’s Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Andrew Bunting, used his Facebook page to send a clear message to potential students: Supporters of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which said Wednesday that it wants to “work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court,” have zero human value.

“If you agree with them then that is your opinion. Just know that to the rest of us, you are a piece of worthless trash,” Mr. Bunting said Thursday, the conservative nonprofit organization Media Research Center first reported Friday.

Mr. Bunting then cited the liberal nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center’s assertion that NOM is a “hate group” as proof it wanted to “limit the pursuit of happiness for millions of Americans.”

On the prospects of Mr. Trump’s upcoming role as the 45th U.S. commander in chief, the school official was equally upset.

“Today I woke up in a less safe world,” he wrote Wednesday. “A world that sees some people as second-class citizens for who they are and who they love. A world where women are disrespected, objectified, abused. A world where a man who is easily goaded online has the codes to kill millions.”

MRC noted that Mr. Bunting’s “worthless trash” comment appears to run afoul of GMU President Angel Cabrera’s post-election statement that conservatives “belong” at the school.

“If you are part of the LGBT community, you belong at Mason,” Ms. Cabrera wrote Thursday. “If you are Black or Brown or White, you belong at Mason. If you voted for Clinton or for Trump or anyone else, you belong at Mason.”

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