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Political Editors / Dec. 12, 2019

Growing Anti-Semitism: Trump’s EO and Jersey City

Leftists continue to falsely smear Trump as anti-Semitic despite his clear record otherwise.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting the growing problem of anti-Semitism, particularly on American college campuses. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, “The new order … will clarify portions of the Civil Rights Act to empower federal agencies to consider anti-Jewish bias when it investigates potential hate crimes. The order will effectively ensure that federal investigators consider anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic motivations when investigating infractions related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race and national origin.” The order does not, as The New York Times erroneously reported, classify Jews as a race or nationality; it prohibits discrimination motivated by race or nationality.

The order couldn’t come at a more timely moment in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly attack in Jersey City in which four people were murdered, including a police officer. The two assailants were killed in a gun battle with police. After murdering a cop, the assailants intentionally targeted a kosher grocery store, where they killed three more people. At least one of the murderers appears to have been a former follower of the racist Black Hebrew Israelites, the group most recently infamous for protesting the MAGA-hat-wearing Covington boys at the DC Mall. Officials found anti-police and anti-Semitic writings on his social-media account, and it seems obvious that anti-Semitic hatred was a significant motive for this despicable crime. But since these are Black Hebrew Israelites perpetrating the attack, don’t hold your breath for federal “hate crime” charges or further Leftmedia coverage.

Meanwhile, many on the Left continue to parrot the false narrative that Trump is either an outright racist or at best that his rhetoric is responsible for racism and anti-Semitism. But aside from this executive order, remember that Trump made good on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a move long been sought by Israel and promised by previous American presidents. As many conservatives have sarcastically observed, if Trump were a racist Nazi, then he’s really, really bad at it. Well, unless you are so afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome that you think Trump’s order protecting Jews actually makes him just like Hitler.

As a footnote, a prime example of leftists peddling the fallacious anti-Trump narrative irrespective of the actual facts comes courtesy of America’s favorite socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She linked a partial and out-of-context transcript of Trump’s recent speech to the Israeli American Council and claimed, “This is outright and atrocious antisemitism coming from the President, and it is dangerous.” And what was Trump’s supposed anti-Semitic comment? It was a joke mocking the Leftmedia’s intentionally false coverage of his presidency, and the largely Jewish crowd laughed along with Trump. Of course, any humor that mocks the Left is a bridge too far for the likes of AOC, who has no problem defending actual anti-Semites like her fellow “Squad” pal Ilhan Omar.

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