February 16, 2017
NO ONE HATES JUST MEXICANS:
Jewish groups, lawmakers berate Trump for blasting reporter who asked about anti-Semitism (Ron KampeasFebruary 16, 2017, JTA)
The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League decried President Donald Trump's brusque treatment of a reporter who asked about a spike in anti-Semitic incidents and challenged him to offer an explicit condemnation of anti-Semitism."It is honestly mind-boggling why President Trump prefers to shout down a reporter or brush this off as a political distraction," Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL's national director, said in a statement posted on Twitter. [...]Jake Turx of Ami Magazine had asked Trump at a news conference Thursday about a recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents, particularly a wave of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers.Trump interrupted Turx, called him a liar and treated the question as if Turx had asked Trump if he was an anti-Semite, although Turx had prefaced his question by emphatically saying he did not believe Trump was an anti-Semite.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2017 6:01 PM