Trump Must Denounce his Growing Extremist Support
March 1, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan vocalized his support for Donald Trump. “[Trump] is the only member who has stood in front of [the] Jewish community and said, ‘I don’t want your money,’” Farrakhan said. This is only the latest example of Farrakhan’s long history of anti-Jewish comments.
Farrakhan’s comments echo what Trump himself told the Republican Jewish Coalition on December 3, "You’re not gonna support me because I don’t want your money. You want to control your politicians, that’s fine.”
In response to Trump's continuing refusal to denounce the extremist leaders who have enthusiastically embraced him, the National Jewish Democratic Council released the following statement:
“Donald Trump's continuing refusal to speak out against his growing support and praise from extremist and anti-Semitic crowds is horrifying. The comments made both by Trump and his supporters draw from anti-Semitic tropes and conspiracy theories that Jews controls politics, money and the media. As Jews, we have seen this type of rhetoric and hatred before -- and it has no place in American democratic society.