Pro Forma Condemnation


We can expect Moshiach to come before President Trump acts on anti-Semitism (“Jewish Groups Now Looking For Trump To Act On Anti-Semitism,” Feb. 24).

Many Jews have clung to the idea that Trump, because of his Jewish daughter, would be a staunch friend. His supporters ignored the fact that he re-tweeted messages and symbols from white supremacist and pro-Nazi websites during the campaign and refused to vigorously denounce support from avowed anti-Semites. The other day, when he finally was compelled to speak out, he carefully and without any real emotion, read his prepared remarks that finally condemned anti-Semitism and threats to Jewish institutions.

To underscore how little he cares about the issue, he did not make the statement personal. When he condemned anti-Semitism, he did not mention his Jewish daughter and grandchildren. He only noted his Jewish family members when he thought that an Orthodox reporter at his press conference was accusing him of being an anti-Semite.

Trump continues to enable and empower haters and bullies who despise Jews, minorities, immigrants, Muslims and refugees. He will never really defend the best of American values.