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Trump denounces anti-Semitism

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The only way Trump can stop the spread of racism and anti-Semitism is to resign as President. His racism, along with his rage at other perceived enemies were the unifying factors that got him where he is. Not all Trump supporters are racists but all racists are Trump supporters. Ivanka's response - which, like her father, doesn't mention the words "Jew," "Jewish," or "anti-Semitism," is meaningless. All you have to do is read the comments on her post: 99% of them are about Islam. People don't even know what she's writing about with her subtle #JCC. It's all consistent with her father's refusal to condemn anti-Semitism. Her vague, meaningless post does nothing to right his wrongs. Speak up Mr. President; show some courage.

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and went on to say he was the “least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”

Trump sure has a way with words, hmmm. Next time let's tell female journos that he's the 'least-likely' person to rape/abuse them, that will make them feel better/safer.

@crazyjoe, re Ivanka's tweet “We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers,” I think she didn't want to single out any religion and/or 'place of worships' and hopefully meant Mosques, synaghogues, churches etc. I give her the benefit of the doubt.

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Hey trumpy is the least racist person ever!! I hear he went to a "black" mueseum, and only mere months after he went to a "black" church for the first time in 70 years. So I believe he is the least anti Semite person ever!! :-/

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TRUMP: Wait. Let's see. Who's -- I want to find a friendly reporter.

QUESTION: Mr....

TRUMP: Are you a friendly reporter? Watch how friendly he is. Wait. Wait. Watch how friendly he is. Go ahead.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE)...

TRUMP: Go ahead.

QUESTION: So first of all, my name is Jake Trux from (Inaudible) Magazine. I (inaudible).

Despite what some of my colleagues may have been reporting, I haven’t seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or anyone on your staff of being anti-Semitic. We understand that you have Jewish grandchildren. You are their zayde.

However, what we are concerned about and what we haven’t really heard being addressed is an uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it. There’s been a report out that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centers all across the country in the last couple of weeks. There are people committing anti-Semitic acts or threatening to --

TRUMP:...he said he was gonna ask a very simple, easy question. And it's not, its not, not -- not a simple question, not a fair question. OK sit down, I understand the rest of your question.

So here's the story, folks. Number one, I am the least anti- Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. In fact, we did very well relative to other people running as a Republican -- quiet, quiet, quiet.

See, he lied about -- he was gonna get up and ask a very straight, simple question, so you know, welcome to the world of the media. But let me just tell you something, that I hate the charge, I find it repulsive.I hate even the question because people that know me and you heard the prime minister, you heard Ben Netanyahu (ph) yesterday, did you hear him, Bibi? He said, I've known Donald Trump for a long time and then he said, forget it.

So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that.

(end)

Does he sound well?

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Does he sound well?

The answer to that question is that he is the least anti-Semitic person you've ever met, and the least racist too.

Does that answer your question?

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The only way Trump can stop the spread of racism and anti-Semitism is to resign as President. His racism, along with his rage at other perceived enemies were the unifying factors that got him where he is. Not all Trump supporters are racists but all racists are Trump supporters.

Wow... Might as well remove the entire democratic process as well. Not having your way doesn't imply nullification of the results. Grow up!!

Instead of constantly whining, keep churning out facts to change minds. Anything less is moot.

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Yet, his base comprises white supremacist groups. Some even endorsed him.

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What next, is he going to express his condolences to Quebec City next year?

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It seems there was a documentary on anti-semitism on Fox News yesterday...

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“We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers,” and used the hashtag #JCC.

Not “We must protect **ALL houses of worship & religious centers," Ivanka?**

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Laughable hyperbole from this putz. What is he going to do when one person who is less anti-Semetic than him shows up on the scene? He will switch into raving anti-good sportsman mode to diss the other guy.

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Yeah trump doesn't discriminate he insults everyone equally! :P

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At the upcoming state of the union speech, he say 'I have the bigliest hands and vocabulary of anyone east of the Mississippi, and the Guinness record for most tweets by an elderly bloke.'

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@ Tora He will also show us how big his vocabulary and reading skills are by using words such as-terrific,fantastic, very very good guy etc etc and how talented he is by talking and simultaneously doing hand movements !

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Wow, complain he doesnt denounce something, then when he does you still dont accept it or try to ridicule it. Then in a few weeks people will expect him to denounce the same thing again, conveniently forgetting he already has. Never ending circle.

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His denunciations are weak and abundantly not clear.

"horrible and are painful and a very sad"

Great, you are sad, we are all sad.

Where is the policy or at least condemnation of the acts?

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SuperLib: "Does he sound well?"

No, not at all. He's definitely off the meds.

In any case, he wants to be seen as a truly non-racist, he can start by getting rid of the ban, and Bannon. Until then, he's probably the furthest person from being the least anti-Semitic who has ever been president, or in society in general. How long did it take him to denounce the KKK support again? The Alt-right "heil Trump" meeting?

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No, not at all. He's definitely off the meds.

What meds?

In any case, he wants to be seen as a truly non-racist,

He isn't, not even close.

he can start by getting rid of the ban, and Bannon. Until then, he's probably the furthest person from being the least anti-Semitic who has ever been president, or in society in general.

How long did it take him to denounce the KKK support again?

And? Doesn't mean the man is a racist.

The Alt-right "heil Trump" meeting?

Do they have concentration camps for Democrats and liberals now????

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bass4funk: "What meds?"

Exactly! He needs to stop thinking he can live without them. Delusions of grandeur, megalomania, slurred speech, incoherence... the man is a wreck! He can't even go a sentence without contradicting himself ("I watch CNN... it's terrible... I don't watch it any more!").

"He isn't, not even close."

He most certainly is, and misogynist to boot! Although, okay, to be fair, he's not the BIGGEST racist in his party.

"And? Doesn't mean the man is a racist."

Yes, it does.

"Do they have concentration camps for Democrats and liberals now????"

Bannon and Co. are working on it... or did you miss the part where Trump LITERALLY said the media is American's No.1 enemy -- more than ISIS. Funny part is you would agree to being rounded up and thrown in such a camp so long as Trump said so.

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Exactly! He needs to stop thinking he can live without them. Delusions of grandeur, megalomania, slurred speech, incoherence... the man is a wreck!

Sounds like the average everyday liberal to me.

He can't even go a sentence without contradicting himself ("I watch CNN... it's terrible... I don't watch it any more!").

IS that a crime? Should he be flogged for it?

He most certainly is, and misogynist to boot! Although, okay, to be fair, he's not the BIGGEST racist in his party.

Can you prove that? There are tons of videos that contradict what you say and besides, his son and daughter are Jewish, his spokeswoman two of them are Black, now what other fabrications do the far left have towards Trump?

Yes, it does.

No, it really doesn't. Unless you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

Bannon and Co. are working on it... or did you miss the part where Trump LITERALLY said the media is American's No.1 enemy -- more than ISIS. Funny part is you would agree to being rounded up and thrown in such a camp so long as Trump said so.

And you said, Trump needs meds..... Wow!

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Sounds like the average everyday liberal to me.

And still nowhere near as bad as the every day republican ROFL!

Moderator: This is the third time we've asked you to stop ending your posts with ROFL. Next time, you will be suspended from the discussion board.

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So, bass4funk, what do you think of Bannon's speeches? I hear he's into a guy named...Evola...or something close to that. Just who is Bannon and does he want to happen?

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There, there Mr so-called President, that wasn't so hard was it?

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"Exactly! He needs to stop thinking he can live without them. Delusions of grandeur, megalomania, slurred speech, incoherence... the man is a wreck!"

"Sounds like the average everyday liberal to me."

Regarding coherence, it's because they are so bias and the affects of the MSM means they live in a peppermint unicornverse and they could care less about anything. LMAO.

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Regarding coherence, it's because they are so bias and the affects of the MSM means they live in a peppermint unicornverse and they could care less about anything. LMAO.

Was that German?

Wow, complain he doesnt denounce something, then when he does you still dont accept it or try to ridicule it. Then in a few weeks people will expect him to denounce the same thing again, conveniently forgetting he already has. Never ending circle.

That's pretty much what it comes down to. If Obama denounces racism it's seen as a a righteous, important and courageous act. If Trump does the same thing, scrutinize and vilify the guy, so at this point, if I were Trump I wouldn't care one iota what the left says or thinks. He should just focus on Jobs and Obamacare, if he's successful in both areas, people will overlook everything else and he'll get a second term, it's that simple. Let the left do what they do best. Whine all day.

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Let the left do what they do best. Whine all day.

What happened to individuals that placed the rule of law over and above everything? Non existent today based on the large number of over cuddled voters. I'm actually worried for the future. The virus of always having one's way needs to be eradicated before it becomes full blown.

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The virus of always having one's way needs to be eradicated before it becomes full blown.

As does the virus of unbending non-compassion.

Extremism is never good in either direction.

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"The only way Trump can stop the spread of racism and anti-Semitism is to resign as President." Great. And the only way Crazyjoe can stop being considered crazy is to stop commenting.

"Not all Trump supporters are racists but all racists are Trump supporters" Watch the "This is library" video and watch the "Love Trumps Hate" nutcase tell the serious Asian guy to "go back to China". Go watch the videos of African Americans bash a white man for voting for Trump.

This was a truly horrendous comment.

So people think Trump should resign and Pence should be President? And then the media will stop attacking? No. Just a pack of sore losers. It wouldn't have mattered if Pence or Cruz had become President. The losing liberals wouldn't stand it.

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Trump's settlement with the US government over his policy to refuse to rent to black people is pretty strong evidence that he's racist.

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"If Obama denounces racism it's seen as a a righteous, important and courageous act."

No, it isn't. It's seen as what politicians say. It's similar to politicians using the word "outrage" after a terrorist attack.

"If Trump does the same thing, scrutinize and vilify the guy"

As Superlib pointed out, Trump has a record of discrimination based on race. His comments on race deserve scrutiny. It's like scrutinizing his words on respecting women after hearing the filth he spouted about p____y-grabbing. It's also similar to scrutinizing his views on the poor after calling them "morons". Come to think of it, it's also similar to scrutinizing Trump's warm words about Obama after their meeting having previously been the spearhead of the racially motivated birther stupidity.

Just think back to how the right ( and some liberals ), including yourself, more than scrutinized Hillary Clinton's views on race after her use of the expression 'super predators'.

Just remember, it's the liberals who are hypocrites, not the conservatives.

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Yeah, forgot about the birther stuff for a second there. Obviously his skin color and name were the driving forced behind 90% of that, with Trump promoting the view more than anyone else.

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Oh, I should have added scrutiny of Obama's foreign policy based on the headbanging nonsense that he is/could be a Muslim.

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But remember, just because someone discriminates against a certain race, or calls into question their heritage, or denies doing business with them....that's not absolute 100% proof that they are racist....heh. Because, you know, something like that can never truly be proven unless the person comes out and admits it.

Otherwise, we're all just in the dark.

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Just think back to how the right ( and some liberals ), including yourself, more than scrutinized Hillary Clinton's views on race after her use of the expression 'super predators'.

True, but when I did that, it was to show the hypocrisy of the left, Hillary calling Blacks Super predators doesn't make her a racist and neither does Trump's comments, even if both comments are vile.

Just remember, it's the liberals who are hypocrites, not the conservatives.

No, both can be hypocrites, but liberals think they are NEVER hypocrites and can call on conservatives every time they make mistakes, but overlooking theirs, that's the problem.

Yeah, forgot about the birther stuff for a second there. Obviously his skin color and name were the driving forced behind 90% of that, with Trump promoting the view more than anyone else.

Trump never commented on Obama's skin color and the birther garbage didn't even originate with Trump and again, that doesn't make him a racist.

that's not absolute 100% proof that they are racist....heh. Because, you know, something like that can never truly be proven unless the person comes out and admits it.

Exactly.

Otherwise, we're all just in the dark.

It's utter garbage and nothing more, if Trump were the racist that the left are so desperately trying to make him out to be, he would never tolerate his daughter marrying a Jewish man or allow his daughter to convert to Judaism, allow his son in law to be his closest adviser, allow 2 Black women to work closely with him and one to be a spokeswoman. Sure, Trump has a history of saying incendiary and often off the wall comments, but that absolutely doesn't make him a racist.

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Surely one could look at the situation with Trump not renting to blacks and think that he's racist. That really doesn't seem like a far stretch unless you are saying we are not allowed to look at his actions when making our decisions, but surely you would know that's not how things work.

And besides, you've said black people are racist with much less specific evidence, actually no evidence at all. That would mean you want two separate rules for each side of the debate, which isn't very fair. You can't deny someone else's claim for lack of proof while making a counter-claim that has even less proof. Again, that's a rigged debate, and if that's what you want then I'm sorry but it's not going to happen.

True, but when I did that, it was to show the hypocrisy of the left

Same with me. If you ever catch my being a hypocrite it's because I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy of the right. Going all the way back to my first post.

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Surely one could look at the situation with Trump not renting to blacks and think that he's racist.

That was a very long time ago and a time where NYC was a total hellhole, there could have been many reasons for it, you are I don't know and should never speculate.

That really doesn't seem like a far stretch unless you are saying we are not allowed to look at his actions when making our decisions, but surely you would know that's not how things work.

Sure, but unlike liberals, I prefer to give people the benefit of a doubt calling someone a racist, I'm real careful about that.

And besides, you've said black people are racist with much less specific evidence, actually no evidence at all.

No, when you beat the crap out of a White person because they are White or because you think it's justification for past transgressions and the ton of videos where some gang members, rappers and criminals did advocate for violence towards Whites and see the stats of Blacks attacks on Whites growing, you have definitely more evidence to that.

That would mean you want two separate rules for each side of the debate, which isn't very fair.

No, I am merely saying, if you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump is a racist and I mean a White supremacist style racist, you have a legitimate argument, if not, you are speculating.

You can't deny someone else's claim for lack of proof while making a counter-claim that has even less proof. Again, that's a rigged debate, and if that's what you want then I'm sorry but it's not going to happen.

It's not a rigged debate when there are stats of violence growing towards Whites from Blacks, but Trump being a racist doesn't stand up and if I had apartments in those areas and during those days depending on what was going on with the high crime and who was committing the crime, if I thought a certain group of people regardless of affiliation, race, religion that could cause my tenants and property damage, then as a landlord, I have absolutely the obligation and the right to protect my tenants and my property. It's a loose argument that liberals love to throw out, deny a gay person to make a cake, you are anti-gay, if you deny some Blacks to live in your apartments, you are anti-black and it just never ends with liberals. With the people surrounding him, his son in law, his spokesperson, Ben Carson, who grew up at a time where segregation was the norm would never be close to anyone like Trump if he were truly a racist.

Keep trying, you guys just might find that walnut someday.

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if you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump is a racist

Sure. Would you like to see the details of the settlement he made with the US government over his discrimination against blacks? Or does that fail your "if he's not the grand wizard of the Klan then he ain't racist" test?

Lots of fun things like instructing doormen to tell black people that no apartments are available. That's why Trump had to settle and revamp his policies. Because he was discriminating. Which is illegal. And he got caught.

There's not much more to say so let's move on. Can you tell me your feelings about liberals?

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Byrd was a racist, served in congress, the Dems forgave him, whatever the reason or regardless, they forgave him and if it is a conservative who is a racist or could possibly be a racist and renounces their ways, Dems are less forgiving.

Byrd proved he had dropped his racism by spending his life fighting for civil rights.

Trump has done nothing to show he cares about civil rights.

Your hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

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