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“Quiet, Quiet!”: Trump Silences Jewish Reporter Who Asks Him About Attacks On Synagogues

During yet another disastrous press conference held on Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump committed numerous attacks against the freedom of the press, attacking the legitimacy of the members of the press and silencing a Hasidic reporter who tried to ask an important question. As he often does, Trump referred to CNN as “fake news,” and said…

2 Responses to ““Quiet, Quiet!”: Trump Silences Jewish Reporter Who Asks Him About Attacks On Synagogues”

  1. admin says:

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today voiced deep concern over President Donald Trump’s response to a question posed regarding an uptick in anti-Semitic incidents across the country, including recent bomb threats made to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs).

    Marvin D. Nathan, ADL National Chair, and Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

    On two separate occasions over the past two days, President Trump has refused to say what he is going to do about rising anti-Semitism or to even condemn it. It is mind-boggling why President Trump prefers to shout down a reporter or brush this off as a political distraction. This is not a partisan issue. It’s a potentially lethal problem — and it’s growing.

    In light of the bomb scares, online harassment, physical vandalism, death threats and other hate crimes, there is a simple question at hand that Americans of all faiths deserve an answer to – what is the Trump Administration going to do about the recent surge of anti-Semitism? What concrete steps will the White House take to address intolerance?

    We are going to keep asking these questions – and urge others in the press and public to do so as well – until we get a clear answer from our President.

  2. admin says:

    Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump calling a question on his response to anti-Semitism “unfair:”

    “Today, President Trump responded to an important question about bomb threats to numerous Jewish Community Centers in recent weeks by interrupting the reporter and calling the question ‘unfair.’ What is truly unfair and deeply disturbing is the Trump Administration’s deafening silence at the continued rise of anti-Semitic incidents across the country, leaving Jewish families fearful for their safety. The Jewish community deserves nothing less than a swift, comprehensive response from President Trump and his Administration on their plans to investigate these dangerous threats. Hatred and violence has no place in the United States.”

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