Trump Slammed After Blasting Dems for Not Condemning Anti-Semitism: ‘Defended Neo-Nazis Marching in the Streets’


Donald Trump was slammed on Twitter after he accused Democrats of harboring anti-Semitism in their ranks, with many media figures rehashing the president’s comments defending white supremacists after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

“It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference,” the president wrote in a tweet directed at the Democratic response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s criticism spending from pro-Israel lobbyists. “Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!”

After the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, Trump famously insisted there “were very fine people, on both sides.” The white supremacist side spent the night before the rally marching around the University of Virginia chanting, “Jews will not replace us!”

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a similar statement condemning Omar’s attacks against lobbying group AIPAC: “I call on @SpeakerPelosi & House Democrats to immediately pass a resolution condemning Anti-Semitism in all its forms. It’s time.”

Trump’s comments attacking Democrats for not sufficiently opposing anti-Semitism were thoroughly mocked by media figures on Twitter, with many simply pointing to the president’s history of defending anti-semites who support him:

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma