Donald Trump Finds It Insulting To Talk About Anti-Semitism, While Vandalism And Threats Go On
Daily Kos
By: Mark Sumner
February 21, 2017

Anti-Semitic acts have been on the increase ever since Nazism and white supremacism rebranded themselves the “alt-right” and quickly became the ugly heart of the Republican Party. With Donald Trump acting as the movement’s living, snarling id, giving voice to statements that a few years ago even an open racist would have been afraid to make in public, it’s not surprising things keep getting worse.
The gravesites of more than 170 Jews were vandalized at a cemetery in University City, Mo., sometime over the weekend.
And on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported a wave of bomb threats directed against Jewish Community Centers in multiple states, the fourth series of such threats since the beginning of the year, it said, a development that elicited comments from a White House spokesman and Ivanka Trump, neither of which used the phrase “anti-Semitism” or mentioned Jews.
There were no words at all from President Trump himself as of early morning Tuesday.
It’s not true that Trump hasn’t talked about anti-Semitism. Donald Trump made a lengthy statement on anti-Semitism  just last week. That statement was sit down and shut up.
When President Trump called on him at a news conference on Thursday, saying he was looking for a “friendly reporter,” Mr. Turx was prepared. He had spent an hour crafting a question about a recent surge of anti-Semitism, with a preamble that he hoped would convey his supportive disposition toward Mr. Trump. ...
“Sit down,” the president commanded. “I understand the rest of your question.”
Trump’s response to questions of anti-Semitism are the same as his response to everything else: I won. I’m the best. Next question. And it’s easy to understand Trump’s silence—he doesn’t want to upset his voters.

For those already inclined to paint swastikas on the homes of neighbors. Or for the vandals who destroyed over 170 headstones at a cemetery near St. Louis,  Trump’s don’t-talk-to-me-about-that attitude when confronted with the rising tide of anti-Semitism is easily seen as permission to go ahead.
Trump isn’t just being silent on the actions they’re taking toward Jews, he’s absolutely endorsing the prejudice the same people feel against Muslims, Mexicans … people-not-like-us of all kinds.
The “sit down” incident wasn’t the only time Donald Trump failed to speak out against bigotry or even specifically anti-Semitism — not even that week.
It was the second time in two days that Mr. Trump was asked to denounce anti-Semitism and offer American Jews a dose of reassurance. In his joint news conference with Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Trump responded to a question about anti-Semitism by breezily recounting the size of his Electoral College victory and then reminding the reporters that his daughter, Ivanka, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and their three children — Mr. Trump’s grandchildren — are all Jewish.
White nationalists don’t just feel energized, they feel endorsed, permitted to wear their bigotry proudly. Triumphant. As Trump says—they won.

NOTE: Not sure why the Jewish Community is the target of these attacks.  Maybe it's just the rabid anti-Jewish ravings of the right wing that we've heard now for decades that in Trumpland have become legitimized.  Just like Muslim hatred.  Isn't it wonderful that "political correctness" is a thing of the past?  

Have A Good Day Folks!  If your Jewish, watch your back!  

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