‘You Are Using Fake News Arguments!’: CNN Panel on Trump, Anti-Semitism Goes Off the Rails

Steven Goldstein, the executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, got into a very heated back-and-forth with Kayleigh McEnany on CNN tonight over President Trump‘s comments on anti-Semitism today.

Goldstein was not particularly impressed:

Sean Spicer today pushed back against Goldstein’s statement, but Goldstein told Erin Burnett tonight that Trump was clearly “forced” to address the issue.

McEnany said that Trump pretty clearly condemned anti-Semitism and asked Goldstein if he thinks Trump is prejudiced against Jews. He said, “You bet.”

McEnany asked him if Trump hates his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared. Goldstein said he’s tired of people invoking them to defend Trump on this issue, crying, “Have you no ethics than to invoke people’s religion as a talking point? That itself is anti-Semitic!”

The two of them fought back and forth and at one point Goldstein told her, “That’s very nice for Breitbart news, but not for CNN. You are using fake news arguments, shame on you!”

You can watch the whole thing above, via CNN.

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