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via Daily Mail: A student has been condemned online after threatening to smash a classmate’s computer because it had a Donald Trump sticker on it.
The man, identified online as Clifford Durand, a student at St John’s University, New York, posted at 10am threatening to ‘smash this b**ch’s computer’ if his message was retweeted 7,000 times.
After the message went viral, attracting more than 20,000 shares as of Wednesday evening, Durand boasted about getting into a fight with the girl, who has yet to be identified.
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A student at St John’s University, named online as Clifford Durand, has been condemned today after threatening to break this female student’s laptop because it had a Trump sticker on it
Durand, whose Twitter account has now been suspended, later bragged about getting into a fight with the woman – saying she got ‘shoved in the neck’ after throwing a coffee at him
In a now-deleted message at around 4pm, Durand wrote: ‘She threw her Starbucks at me and got shoved in the neck.’
According to students at the college, who spoke to the New York Daily News, the fight broke out in a corridor after the woman saw the message about her.
Sources told the news site that the woman asked for the post to be taken down, to which Durand responded ‘make me’.
During the altercation witnesses said Durand hit the woman in the chest, and she threw a cup of coffee at him. It is unclear what order these events took place in.
While thousands of people appear to support Durand’s actions online, he was also bombarded by hundreds of tweets from critics.
In response Durand, whose Twitter account has now been suspended, lashed out with a series of vicious counter-tweets, branding people ‘c***s’ and threatening to ‘stomp’ his opponents.
After Durand’s initial tweet went viral, attracting more than 20,000 retweets before his account was taken down, he followed up with another threat before saying the woman had seen his original image
While St John’s University did not confirm the attacks, a spokesman said this afternoon that public safety was investigating ‘the incident’ adding that ‘safety is our top priority’
In one message, accompanied by an image of a Trump supporter’s badge pinned to a shirt, a man asks: ‘If I put on a dress will you attack me please?’
Durand responded: ‘Nah, I’ll beat yo a** as you are.’
St John’s University did not respond to a request from the Dailymail.com for comment, but instead posted a short response on Twitter.
Without directly referencing Durand’s messages, it says: ‘Thank you to everyone who reported the incident to us. This type of behavior will not be tolerated. Public Safety is handing the situation.
‘Safety is our top priority. Any student in violation of our Code of Conduct is subject to our conduct process.’
Dailymail.com also reached out to Durand for comment, but had not received a response at the time of publication.
Donald Trump has been conducting a victory lap today after winning the New Hampshire primary by a margin of more than two to one over second-place John Kasich.
After Durand was criticized for his message, he sent out more threats of violence, calling some people ‘c***s’ while pledging to beat up others
While Trump’s campaign has previously drawn attention for his bombastic approach and stinging attacks on rivals, today he adopted a more moderate tone – perhaps sensing the need to be cautious after losing in Iowa to Ted Cruz.
Speaking to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show, Trump was asked who is the favorite candidate to claim the Republican nomination.
He responded: ‘That, I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about favorites. People want to see a smart country. They want to see us take the country back. This country doesn’t win anymore.’
Pressed again about who is biggest competition was he replied: ‘Great question. I think all of them.
‘They’re all accomplished people. They’re governors and senators. They’re all very good people. Maybe, you know.
‘But I think, probably, I wouldn’t want to pick one. They’re close enough, and we’ll see what happens. They’re all accomplished people.’