Trump calls anti-Semitic threats “a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate” https://t.co/MzBRzkB6Pa
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 21, 2017
President Donald Trump today denounced anti-Semitism during a tour of the African-American History Museum in Washington D.C. Trump said that the museum was a reminder to denounce bigotry in all its forms, spurring him to say in his prepared remarks that “the anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community, and community centers, are horrible and painful.”
The statement is fairly unremarkable in terms of politicians denouncing anti-Semitism and announces no formal plans for fighting anti-Semitism, be it meeting with community leaders or creating an anti-hate task force. However, it is noteworthy as a shift from Trump’s comments last week, where he denied anti-Semitism was a legitimate problem, instead saying that hate crimes were faked by his opponents for political gain.