Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza resigned Thursday as president of The King’s College, a small evangelical school based in Manhattan.
The move came following recent reports that the 51-year old D’Souza was engaged to a 29-year old woman, while still in the course of a divorce from his wife of 20 years, and that the two had shared a hotel room at a recent Christian conference. However, the Daily Beast reports that it is not immediately clear what the ultimate cause of D’Souza’s resignation was — and that the board had other complaints, as well:
According to several sources at the college, members of the King’s faculty and board alike had grown hostile to D’Souza’s presidency over what they saw as a failure to earn his reported million-dollar salary. D’Souza has spent much of the past few months promoting his documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, and his high profile in the media was seen as rarely benefitting the college. It may even have been seen as a detriment: According to a former staffer familiar with the college’s public relations, King’s employees have been explicitly tasked with disentangling D’Souza’s extracurricular activities from the college’s reputation.
D’Souza has in the last two years spearheaded a book and movie alleging that President Obama has a “post-colonial” ideology from Kenya, with the president having a secret aim to take down America’s economic and political power leading the world.