February 15, 2017

What’s Trump’s Answer on Anti-Semitism?

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the heels of the now-infamous Holocaust statement scandal, President Donald Trump, when asked about rising anti-Semitism in the United States, fumbled his answer. In his response to Channel 2’s Moav Vardi, Trump bragged about his electoral victory and did not mention the word anti-Semitism. The Anti-Defamation League appropriately denounced the President’s answer in a tweet, saying it is troubling that Trump failed to condemn anti-Semitism in the United States.

In response to Trump’s answer, the National Jewish Democratic Council released the following statement:

“It’s remarkable that President Trump proactively refused to denounce anti-Semitism while standing next to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, no less. Instead of simply saying the word ‘anti-Semitism,’ Trump decided to spend his time boasting about his electoral victory and Jewish family members and friends. We don’t understand. When is he going recognize that his damaging rhetoric is contributing to rising anti-Semitism in this country? He needs to start fighting against anti-Semitism and acting like the President of the United States.”