This weekend, Donald Trump signaled once again to neo-Nazis and other anti-Semites that his campaign is a safe space for misogynistic Jew-bashing disguised as political criticism: The presumptive Republican nominee deploys such rhetoric with such frequency that it has become a pillar of Trumpism. And while right-wing hate groups across the country have celebrated this development both online and off, it has also revealed certain fissures in the institutions surrounding the Trump campaign—such as the newspaper owned by the candidate’s Orthodox Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has steadily risen in stature within the campaign over the past few months.
Today the New York Observer published an “open letter” to the newspaper’s owner, Jared Kushner, in which a reporter named Dana Schwartz asks her boss to reconsider his close relationship with his father-in-law, the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who recently tweeted (and later deleted) an anti-Semitic meme about Hillary Clinton. Schwartz, who is Jewish, tells Kushner, who is also Jewish: “When you stand silent and smiling in the background, his Jewish son-in-law, you’re giving his most hateful supporters tacit approval.”
During a campaign event in Harlem on Saturday night, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed race and politics, and, of course, the issue of Zionist Jews.
Ohhhh boy. Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader and prominent black activist and minister, is a fan of Donald Trump. Can you guess why? The Republican frontrunner “is the only member who has stood in front of Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money,” Farrakhan said in a speech Sunday.
No matter how many firewalls Reddit might build to try to shield its most toxic communities from innocent eyes, you’ll never really be able to escape the virulent racism the site’s become known for. Take, for example, one industrious young bigot who decided to use his suddenly popular toaster as a platform for some good, old-fashioned jew-bashing hate speech.
Claudia Gocman, 27, was already pissed off when she sat down and watched her “professional” wedding video. It was low quality, missing key moments, and, according to the Jewish Chronicle, you could see “more of the guests’ backs than the faces.” And then she heard the cameraman, Anthony Aurelius, making anti-Semitic remarks.