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Trump pushes conspiracy: Anti-Semitic threats are false flag operation

Since the year has begun, a series of threats have been made against Jewish schools and community centers, while grave sites at Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized and defaced. Trump made his allegation during a meeting with state attorneys general, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who was in attendance. Shapiro said that he brought […]

By Oliver Willis - February 28, 2017
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Trump made his allegation during a meeting with state attorneys general, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who was in attendance.

Shapiro said that he brought up recent bomb threats at Perelman Jewish Day School, where two of his four children attend classes.

Trump reportedly said that the threats — and others phoned in at Jewish community centers across the country — may have come from “the reverse” or were done in order “to make others look bad.”

The head of the Anti-Defamation League slammed Trump, “We are astonished by what the President reportedly said. It is incumbent upon the White House to immediately clarify these remarks.”

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump’s conspiracy “an absurd and obscene statement.”

https://twitter.com/anna_orso/status/836645837862289409

Trump’s comments appear to echo those of supporter and former Klansman David Duke, who has been arguing that the threats are fake and being orchestrated by Jews.

A Trump adviser, Anthony Scaramucci‏, made a similarly baseless accusation, posting, “It’s not yet clear who the #JCC offenders are. Don’t forget @TheDemocrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies.”

While the White House condemned the threats and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, Trump has failed to take any concrete action on the issue. It continues his presidential campaign’s habit of at best turning a blind eye to antisemitism, and in some instances embracing it and supporters who are openly bigoted against Jewish people.


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