This Day in Trump, Day 33: Addressing anti-Semitism; Cracking Down on Immigration

WASHINGTON — In a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, President Donald Trump spoke out for the first time Tuesday against a rising tide of incidents and threats targeting Jewish people and institutions since he was inaugurated, describing anti-Semitism as “horrible” and “painful.”Meanwhile, Trump’s homeland security secretary issued a pair of memos guiding his department on how to implement the president’s executive orders ramping up immigration enforcement.Highlight of the dayAfter being pressed for several weeks to respond more forcefully and specifically to incitement against Jews, Trump addressed the issue at the newest Smithsonian museum dedicated to African-American history and culture.“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,” he said.Federal authorities were investigating a wave of bomb threats at 10 Jewish community centers across the country on Monday, including in Texas, according to NBC News. In Missouri, more than 100 headstones were found toppled over or damaged at a historic Jewish cemetery over the weekend.Trump said his visit to the African-American history museum, which opened in September, was “a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms.”TrumpspeakTrump followed up his statement with a further denunciation of anti-Semitism in an interview with MSNBC.  Continue reading...

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