President Trump Melted Down Over a Question About Anti-Semitism
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Feb 18, 2017,
Feb 18, 2017, 0:53
Towards the end of his press conference today, Donald Trump took a question from Jake Turx, a Hasidic Jewish reporter for a small US-based weekly magazine that caters to the worldwide Orthodox Jewish community.
His unwilling opponent Thursday was Jake Turx, a reporter for the New York-based Ami Magazine, which focuses on issues facing the Orthodox Jewish community.
When Turx tried to interject-maybe to remind the president he had specifically said he wasn't accusing him, personally, of anti-Semitism-Trump shouted him down again: "Quiet, quiet, quiet".
"I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life", Trump said on Thursday while responding to a question about recent threats to 48 Jewish centers across the country and rising anti-Semitism. As we all know, the United States media is an enemy of the great majority of the American people.
Trump called the question "repulsive" and "insulting".
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphatically denied any suggestion that President Donald Trump propagates anti-Semitism at a Wednesday press conference.
The Jewish community has voiced their concerns about the Trump presidency.
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He never answered the actual question. "We are going to have peace in this country, we are going to stop crime in this country, we are going to do everything in our power to stop long-simmering racism and every other thing that's going on." .
Well, what was going through my mind leading up to that was I hope he is generous enough to take one more question and he was, so I was extremely grateful that he gave me that opportunity.
Turx shook his head, and Trump continued as if he himself had been accused of anti-Semitism, despite Turx's preface.
Near the end of today's Electric Kool-Aid Press Conference, President Trump decided he'd like a break from the tough questions about "his policies" and "things he's said".
"Some of the signs you'll see are not put up by the people that love or live Donald Trump". This is highly regretful and I'm going to seek clarification, ' Turx said.
And hopefully, I'll be able to do something about that. In the months since then, the Jewish community has been victimized by a surge of hate crimes, including waves of bomb threats against Jewish community centers, a torrent of verbal abuse and physical graffiti directed against Jews and relentless attacks on Jewish journalists and Jewish public figures on social media.
If that's the case, Bradley Burston wrote in the left-wing Israeli daily Haaretz, then Trump's denials that he is an anti-Semite ring hollow. And second of all, the fact that she is Jewish, I think she could fit right into the roll, and they are going with females playing males anyway, so I think this would be very much up their alley.
'See, it just shows you about the press, but that's the way the press is, ' the president quipped before moving on.