JUST IN: ADL issues statement in response to Trump ‘shouting down’ reporter during Press Conference

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.

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  1. ADL is 100% right in this case. check the video – Turx asks what he’s gonna do and Trump took it as a charge that he was anti-smitic. So, Mr. Trump – we know you check out the scoop with your favorite aidim, R’ Jared every day, what ARE you gonne do about this pressing issue ?

  2. I am suprised by the lack of outrage amongst the Lakewood Jewish community. He told a frum reporter to sit down and be quiet while he rants about himself. All this as nearly 50 synagogues and Jewish centers across the country have dealt with bomb threats and worse since trump became president.

  3. President Trump doesn’t need to explain that he will combat anti Semitism and crime in general. It is like asking a lion what he will do to protect his cubs.

  4. Boogies: look at the facts, one of trump’s main advisors, Steve Bannon is a white nationalist. He needs to address anti Semitism to the country and his supporters. Also, they arrested some guy today whom was about to shoot up a synagogue.

  5. This line of questioning was set up by an article from an anti-Trump news source insinuating that Trump is contributing to a rise in anti-semetism.

    There is no credible evidence for that, and Trump has only shown himself as a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people.

    A leftist reporter asked Trump the same question as an attack on President Trump just yesterday.

    While tje reporter did not mean it in this way, considering the circumstances, and the full picture of where these accusations are coming from, this was the wrong question to ask, particularly when the Presidemt asked for a friendly reporter

  6. Trump tell you what you want to here… trump onlty care about himself and family if that… He a president that think America is a joke until something go wrong and maybe he will open his eyes and not his ?!!!! We The People of American need a real president not a fake president or a lair, it seem like everyone he hire are lair…: But I guess we just got to hope for the best and pray that he turn all this around and take the world ? ,and people more seriously ?

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