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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:43 PM

Some Democrats urge Trump to more strongly condemn anti-Semitism in wake of Monsey attack

Source: Washington Post

Some Democrats urge Trump to more strongly condemn anti-Semitism in wake of Monsey attack

By Felicia Sonmez
12/29/2019, 3:18:50 p.m.

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In an afternoon tweet, Trump denounced the attack and called on the country to unite in battling anti-Semitism.

“The anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukkah last night is horrific,” he said. “We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism. Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery.”

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, sent a tweet Sunday morning describing the Monsey stabbing as “an act of pure evil.” Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism before marrying her Jewish husband, Jared Kushner.

But some House Democrats singled out the president for criticism, arguing that he has been insufficiently clear in denouncing anti-Semitism and has frequently perpetuated offensive stereotypes about Jewish people.

Earlier this month, Trump prompted an outcry from Jewish groups after he delivered a speech in which he sought to convince a Jewish audience that they had “no choice” but to vote for him or else they would lose money to Democratic presidential contenders’ wealth tax plans. He also said some Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” echoing a previous statement in which he questioned the loyalty of Jews who vote for Democrats.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/some-democrats-urge-trump-to-more-strongly-condemn-anti-semitism-in-wake-of-monsey-attack/2019/12/29/ca3c1aaa-2a5f-11ea-bcd4-24597950008f_story.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:46 PM

1. There are good people on both sides

Isn't that what he said before?

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:06 PM

2. That would exclude him and Melodrama.

n/t

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