Trump, after not answering yesterday, is asked again about a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents and what he'll do about it— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 16, 2017
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President Donald Trump ordered Jake Turx, a Jewish reporter for Ami Magazine to sit down after being asked about anti-Semitism at his bizarre press conference Thursday.
The exchange started with Trump looking for a “friendly” reporter to ask a simple question. After Turx said he doesn’t think Trump is anti-Semitic, but wanted to know what he’ll do to fight anti-Semitism, Trump got upset.
“Sit down,” told him. “Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person.”
When the reporter tried to clarify, Trump said, “Quiet, quiet, quiet. See, he lied that he was going to get up and ask a straight, simple question, so, you know, welcome to the world of the media.”
Trump called charges that he’s anti-Semitic, “repulsive.”
“I hate even the question because people that know me, and you heard the prime minister, you heard Netanyahu yesterday, did you hear him,” Trump said about his joint presser with the Israeli Prime Minister yesterday.
“Bibi, he said, ‘I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time.’ And then he said, ‘Forget it’,” Trump said. So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that.”
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