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Trump Tells Reporter From Jewish Outlet to ‘Sit Down’ and Be ‘Quiet’ When Asked About Anti-Semitism

During his marathon press conference today, President Donald Trump had an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter from the Jewish publication Ami Magazine. The reporter, Jake Turx, asked the president a question about the rise of anti-Semitism.

While prefacing that he saw no evidence that Trump was anti-Semitic himself due to his Jewish family members, Turx wanted to know how the government was planning to address the uptick of anti-Semitic incidents.

After joking that this wasn’t a “simple easy question,” Trump proceeded to explain that he wasn’t anti-Semitic while also criticizing the reporter.

“Not a simple question. Not a fair question,” Trump exclaimed. “OK, sit down. I understand the rest of your question…So here’s the story folks. Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism. The least racist person.”

As Turx tried to add to his question and get clarification, Trump yelled “quiet, quiet, quiet” while complaining that he thought the reporter was going to ask a “simple question.”

Recently, it was reported that 48 Jewish centers have experienced bomb threats and other anti-Semitic incidents.

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