Trump shuts down 'repulsive' question about antisemitism

President Trump answered steadfastly when asked what he would do to combat antisemitism in America

The description of Trump as being anti-Semitic "is just not true", said the Israeli leader.

In a Thursday news conference called to discuss the announcement of new secretary of labor nominee Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump was asked about the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the USA throughout his 2016 election campaign and following his victory.

"It is honestly mind-boggling why President Trump prefers to shout down a reporter or brush this off as a political distraction", Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL's national director, said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Because, you know, all black people know each other. Neither had they seen the White House articulate a response to this apparently worsening problem, Turx said. He also mentioned his daughter Ivanka and her family ― including her husband, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president ― who are Orthodox Jews.

Instead Trump spent several sentences - 49 words to be exact - recalling that he had won 306 electoral votes in the 2016 election when people said he couldn't even win 220 or 221. "I think we should put that to rest".

Turx wanted to ask about the worsening atmosphere of anti-Semitism in the USA, and the White House's possible response to the reported 48 bomb threats issued against American Jewish institutions in recent months.

"As far as people, Jewish people - so many friends, a daughter who happens to be here right now, a son-in-law, and three lovely grandchildren", he said.

"As far as Jewish people - so many friends, a daughter who happens to be here right now, a son-in-law and three attractive grandchildren - I think that you're going to see a lot different America in the next three, four years, or eight years..."

In the 10 days after Trump's surprise electoral victory, a U.S. rights advocacy group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, tallied 867 racist incidents in the United States, of which 100 were classified as anti-Semitic. But let me just tell you something. I think that you're going to see a lot of different United States of America over the next three, four, or eight years.

"Troubling that @POTUS failed to condemn real issue of anti-Semitism in US today", the Anti-Defamation League tweeted.

That response angered many Jewish groups and representatives. You're going to see a lot of love. "You don't think anybody would do a thing like that?" You're going to see a lot of love.

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