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Jun 13, 2016 5:39 PM

NH resident Ken Burns vehemently criticizes Donald Trump at Stanford commencement

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was the keynote speaker at Stanford University’s 125th commencement Sunday afternoon, and he used his platform to lay into presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Walpole resident urged the crowd to unite against Trump.

Burns stated, “We see nurtured in his campaign an incipient Proto-fascism, a native anti-immigrant Know Nothing-ism, a disrespect for the judiciary, the prospect of women losing authority over their own bodies, African Americans again asked to go to the back of the line, voter suppression gleefully promoted, jingoistic saber rattling, a total lack of historical awareness, a political paranoia that, predictably, points fingers, always making the other wrong.”

Burns' entire speech is available on YouTube below. It begins about an hour and 11 minutes into the commencement ceremony video.

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