Emmett Rensin

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Emmett Rensin (born January 20, 1990), originally from Los Angeles, is an American essayist and political commentator who writes from a leftist perspective.[1] He currently serves as a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.[2] In 2012, he was a founding member of Chicago's First Floor Theater, which won the Chicago Reader's Best of 2013 Poll for "Best New Theater Company".[3] He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and is currently completing his MFA at the University of Iowa.

Trump tweets controversy[edit]

In June 2016, Vox, which employed Rensin as an editor and occasional feature writer, suspended him for a series of tweets calling for anti-Trump riots, including one on June 3 that urged, "If Trump comes to your town, start a riot."[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ Saval, Nikil (5 July 2017). "Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be 'Liberal' Anymore?" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ "The Los Angeles Review of Books". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Hogan, Phil. "Best of 2013, Best New Theater Company". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Byers, Dylan (June 3, 2016). "Vox suspends editor for encouraging riots at Donald Trump rallies". CNN. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Halper, Evan (June 3, 2016). "Vox suspends editor who called for anti-Trump riots". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Emmett Rensin [emmettrensin] (June 2, 2016). "Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot" (Twitter post). Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Wemple, Eric (June 3, 2016). "What will a suspension do for a Vox editor who urged anti-Trump riots?". Washington Post. Retrieved June 5, 2016.