The New York Times is using President Trump’s response at today’s White House about the rise of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States as an opportunity to bash the president and paint him as an anti-Semite.
“For a normal American politician, the moment offered a perfect opportunity for a home run,” the Times wrote in an editorial today. “Condemn the behavior and make a sincere pledge to do everything possible to stop it. There is no question that hate crimes and malicious speech have accelerated since the presidential campaign, with Jews among the prime targets. ….Mr. Trump, alas, is not that politician. He lacks the principles and moral understanding that most Americans want to see in their presidents. In fact, his answer summed up just how far we have traveled from normal. As is so often the case, he began with a focus on himself and skirted the issue.”
The editorial continued: “It was as if his brain had short-circuited or someone had hit some internal replay button in his brain.”
The Times later added, “Once again, he exploited the Jewish members of his family to bolster his credibility, noting ‘as far as people, Jewish people, so many friends; a daughter who happens to be here right now; a son-in-law; and three beautiful grandchildren.’”
The editorial continued: “Mr. Trump’s abominable answer to the anti-Semitism question on Wednesday drew considerable criticism in the Israeli press and elsewhere, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise when a different reporter reprised it at another news conference on Thursday.
Mr. Trump ordered the reporter to sit down before the question was even finished. ‘No. 1: I’m the least anti-Semitic person you have ever seen in your entire life,’ Mr. Trump insisted and ‘No. 2: Racism. The least racist person.’ Mr. Trump derided the question as ‘very insulting.’ Then he played his ace card by invoking Mr. Netanyahu, who one day earlier awarded Mr. Trump his personal imprimatur and political cover by declaring ‘there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state’ than the new American president.”
Shame on the New York Times, which has zero objectivity and will use everything and anything to bash the president.