A middle school teacher in Iowa was caught on camera telling his students he cannot understand how anyone supported President Donald J. Trump. Parents in the South Hardin School District allege that a South Hardin Middle School teacher called Paul Miller is the individual speaking on the video.
Miller says he doesn’t think anybody who supports Trump “is in their right mind.” Then he says he shouldn’t have said that.
“But, I cannot stand the man and I cannot understand anyone who supports him. If you can explain to me your reason for supporting him I might listen, but I can’t get it. I can’t get past any rational reason to support him.”
A student can be heard saying he was a good President. And then a student says Trump was a lot better than Biden.
“Whoa, whoa whoa,” Miller says. “Better how? What did he do for COVID? Millions of people died. Millions. Because he chose not to act.”
By the end of the audio, Miller is shouting at the students. You can listen below.
The Iowa Standard reached out to Miller for comment. If he responds, we will publish his statement.
This revelation comes less than a week after undercover interviews were released with a handful of educators in central Iowa about efforts to violate the law when it comes to teaching Critical Race Theory in the state.
And it comes as House Republicans continue to refuse to support Education Savings Accounts for Iowa families, helping them to get their children out of a school that doesn’t meet their needs.