Trump Condemns 'Horrible' Anti-Semitic Threats Targeting Jewish Community
At the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump spoke about the recent anti-Semitic threats targeting the Jewish community.
He received a tour of the museum Tuesday, becoming the second sitting U.S. president to visit the museum along with former President Barack Obama.
"This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms," the president said.
"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," Trump continued.
The president's remarks come amid an increase in reports of bomb threats and vandalism directed at Jewish centers across the country.
In University City, Mo., more than 100 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery, which contains the remains of Holocaust survivors.
Trump's daughter Ivanka took to Twitter Monday calling out religious intolerance.
America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 20, 2017
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted directly at the president, saying he must be the first to speak out against threats targeting the Jewish community.
JCC threats, cemetery desecration & online attacks are so troubling & they need to be stopped. Everyone must speak out, starting w/ @POTUS.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 21, 2017
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