AFC tweeted: Donald Trump “do not make us Jews settle for crumbs of condescension.
The Anne Frank Center isn’t buying the lip service that Trump is suddenly paying to the rising threats the Jewish community is facing. Not when he has an Antisemite and white nationalist named Steve Bannon as his top adviser.
The Anne Frank Center’s statement denouncing Trump:
MR. PRESIDENT, YOUR TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF Antisemitism TODAY IS NOT ENOUGH.
Statement of Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, on President Trump’s acknowledgment of Antisemitism today:
“The President’s sudden acknowledgement is a Band-Aid on the cancer of Antisemitism that has infected his own Administration. His statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting Antisemitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record. Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration. The White House repeatedly refused to mention Jews in its Holocaust remembrance, and had the audacity to take offense when the world pointed out the ramifications of Holocaust denial. And it was only yesterday, President’s Day, that Jewish Community Centers across the nation received bomb threats, and the President said absolutely nothing. When President Trump responds to Antisemitism proactively and in real time, and without pleas and pressure, that’s when we’ll be able to say this President has turned a corner. This is not that moment.”
Trump, the birther king, claimed on Tuesday that he denounces Antisemitism in “wherever I can,” when in fact the opposite is true. There have been a rise in racism, Antisemitism and anti-Muslim threats during the presidential campaign and most notably since he won the presidential election.
The Anne Frank Center’s statement comes as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Trump saying Hillary Clinton shamed him into denouncing the wave of Antisemitic incidents across the country.