‘THE WITCH IS DEAD’: California professor under fire for calling late Barbara Bush racist; mocking former First Lady’s death

FRESNO, CA (Fox News) — A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”

Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State University, Fresno (aka Fresno State), made the distasteful comments just an hour after the death of the former first lady was announced.

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words,” the professor tweeted.

Bush, 92, died Tuesday, just days after the family announced she was failing in health and would refuse further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.”

Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his “beloved Barbara,” while former President George W. Bush called his mother “a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other.”

But the Fresno State professor was apparently not touched by the loss of the former first lady, who was called “everybody’s grandmother.”

“PSA: either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have,” Jarrar said in another tweet.

The comments, which drew thousands of negative replies, sparked outrage on social media, with people universally condemning the professor’s tweets and some calling for her firing.

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HOUSTON, TX — Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush has died according to a family spokesperson.

She was 92.

Bush, who was also mother to 43rd President George W. Bush, held the distinction of being one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president, the other being Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

According to the family spokesperson, Mrs. Bush passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family.

The Bush’s wed in 1945, had six children together. The pair were married longer than any other presidential couple in American history.

In addition to their 5 living children together (daughter Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush died of leukemia at the age of three), the pair shared seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

During her time as First Lady, Mrs. Bush selected literacy, which she was passionate about, as her project of choice. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy still carries on today in her honor with its stated goal being to empower families through education and knowledge.

A statement released by George W. Bush on his mother’s passing Tuesday evening reads: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.