Trump's Refusal To Denounce Anti-Semitism Is Becoming A Trademark Of His

Trump's Refusal To Denounce Anti-Semitism Is Becoming A Trademark Of His

Turx started his question by signaling sympathy for Trump, defending him from allegations of anti-Semitism "despite what some of my colleagues may have been reporting". "Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you're ever seen in your entire life", Trump continued. "We are going to stop crime in this country".

It was at this point that the billionaire property developer interrupted to accuse the reporter of lying and insist he was the "least anti-Semitic" individual.

Jake Turx, a reporter from Ami Magazine, a small weekly New York-based magazine which caters for the global Orthodox Jewish community, volunteered himself, saying he had been "good" to the Republican for the entirety of his campaign.

Turx volunteered, saying "I'm friendly", and prefaced his question by saying that his community did not regard Trump as anti-Semitic.

"Quiet, quiet, quiet", Trump replied. According to the report, there were 2.6m anti-Semitic tweets during the U.S. presidential election, with 70 percent of them coming from 1,600 pro-Trump accounts.

Trump, who had already spent much of the press conference berating the press, wasn't having it. Even if he misheard of misunderstood Turx's caveat at the beginning of his question, a basic acknowledgement of the core issue-namely, bigoted, seemingly nation-wide threats aimed at terrifying one specific subset of the president's constituents-could have accompanied Trump's reflexive sense of insult. "As far as people, Jewish people: so many friends, a daughter who happens to be here right now, a son-in-law, and three attractive grandchildren", he said.

"There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state", the Israeli leader said of Trump. 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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphatically denied any suggestion that President Donald Trump propagates anti-Semitism at a Wednesday press conference.

According to Turx, President Trump is bothered on a personal level that there is anti-antisemitism in the United States. No. 2, racism. The least racist person.

"When you're in a campaign, someone asks you a question you don't know the answer, you pivot. And so, we - and we understand why this is so hurtful for him, to see himself being called an anti-Semite, when, this his -".

"As far as settlements I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit", Trump said during a press conference.

He never answered the actual question.

'It won't be my people, ' Trump said of such antics.