Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump finally condemns antisemitism

Well, he finally bestirred himself to condemn antisemitism (After much prodding, Trump condemns anti-Semitism):
Under pressure to condemn anti-Semitism in the wake of what has been called an uptick in incidents since he was elected, Trump told MSNBC on Tuesday morning, “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.”.... 
Asked by reporter Craig Melvin if his statement meant he was denouncing anti-Semitism “once and for all,” Trump replied: “Of course, and I do it whenever I get the chance to do it.” [This is a lie, by the way]..... 
Reading prepared remarks, Trump called the museum [of African American History] “a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and our Jewish community centers are horrible, are painful and they are a reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil. 
So what's he going to do to work against antisemitism? Will he denounce David Duke as an antisemite and racist?

Will he stop talking to Alex Jones of Infowars, which publishes antisemitic conspiracy theories? (According to the New York Times, Jones has been talking to Trump occasionally on the phone, and some of Trump's conspiracy theories were taken from Infowars).

Will he fire Richard Bannon, his chief strategic officer and former publisher of Breitbart?

If he runs again for president in 2020, will he refrain from making ads that blame rich Jews for globalism?

Will he tell his racist and antisemitic followers to stop targeting Jews, Muslims, African Americans, and LGBT people?

Will he order the FBI to get to the bottom of the wave of recent threatening calls to Jewish community centers?

I want to see actions, not words.

On Infowars, see these antisemitic stories. I found them within seconds when I searched the site.
http://www.infowars.com/racist-birth-control-claims-israel-culling-ethiopian-jews/ (story taken from RT)
http://www.infowars.com/fake-news-site-cnn-completely-misrepresents-quote-rest-of-lying-media-runs-with-it/ (covering up Richard Spencer's antisemitism)
http://www.infowars.com/global-thought-police-new-testament-is-hate-speech/ - article by Rev. Ted Pike, originally published in the American Free Press, a blatantly antisemitic website (E.g., http://americanfreepress.net/rothschilds-want-irans-banks/).

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