Professor live-tweets 'frightening' Donald Trump rally
"The thing that surprised me the most was how casual people were in terms of the ugly things that they were saying," Sexton tells As It Happens host Carol Off.
I actually heard one person in the crowd, in reference to the Orlando tragedy, say the gays had it coming.- Jared Yates Sexton
Here are some of the tweets Sexton sent out during the rally:
Sexton says the Tweet he's come under fire the most for was this one:
Sexton defends his comparison to the famous Nazi rally.
"At some point a piece of operatic music began playing and the crowd broke into a spontaneous, very, very loud chant of 'Build that wall!'" he says.
"It created this strange feeling inside me. It felt very much like the footage I've seen from Nuremberg or some of the other big Nazi rallies."
You can read Sexton's full account of the Donald Trump rally he attended here.
For more on this story take a listen to our full interview with Jared Yates Sexton.