comScore
video

D.C. Lawmaker Posts Defiant Announcement That He’s ‘Done Apologizing’ for Alleged Anti-Semitism

Washington D.C. Councilman Trayon White has declared that he will not resign and is “done apologizing” over the anti-Semitic controversies that surrounded him for the last few weeks.

About a month ago, there was a significant commotion after White spread a conspiracy theory that the Rothschild family and other powerful Jewish people control the climate and government. More recently, White argued with experts at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and then left in the middle of his tour.

As White continues to face scrutiny, he put up a 36-minute-long Facebook Live video where he lashed out at the media for criticizing his alleged anti-Semitism and his past donations to the Nation of Islam. White’s video appears to have been deleted from Facebook, though Washington Post managed to save a copy.

In his video, White called the reports about his early museum departure a “lie.”

“I stayed the whole time. I voluntarily went and I took my staff,” White said. “If people don’t think I’m sincere, that’s on them.”

White goes on to say “I’m not gonna be quiet” and that he’s had enough with the apologies.

“I am not resigning, I’m not backing down, I’m not discouraged, I’m not depressed, so run all the media stories you want because my people are going to support me,” said White. “I’m done apologizing about that. I was sincere.”

Watch above, via Washington Post.

[Image via screengrab]

— —

>> Follow Ken Meyer (@KenMeyer91) on Twitter

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop