Democrat D.C. Councilman Issues Apology for Blaming Snow on the Jews
A city councilman in Washington D.C. issued an apology for blaming the recent snowfall on Jews.
The councilman, Democrat Trayon White, said in a since-deleted video that the snow was evidence of “climate control” and “climate manipulation.”
“D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city,’” White said, “and that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”
When The Washington Post, who first reported on the video, pressed White on his statements, he seemed surprised that they were anti-Semitic in nature. But after blowback piled up, White issued an apology in a statement posted to Twitter.
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community and anyone I have offended,” White wrote. “The Jewish Community have been allies with me in my journey to help people. I did not intend to be Anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues.”
Jews United for Justice, which endorsed White in 2016, tweeted that they met with White and told him about the inherent anti-Semitism in his comments and that they “look forward to working with him toward deeper understanding of antisemitism and toward our collective liberation.”
Aussie Dave of the Israellycool blog, on the other hand, was not impressed with White’s apology.
“Claim of being an anti-racism campaigner? Check! Some of my best allies are Jewish? Check! But my favorite: ‘I did not intend to be Anti-Semitic,’” Aussie Dave wrote. “I guess he intended to be ‘anti-Zionist’ only. Sloppy, Trayon! Sloppy!”
The satirical Mossad account also weighed in:
This is nonsense. The Rothschilds haven't manned the weather machine in at least 4 decades. https://t.co/vOYgBzVcqE
— The Mossad (@TheMossadIL) March 19, 2018
The Rothschild family is a European Jewish banking family that is subjected to numerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about how they’re masterminds behind various plots to control the world, the kind of theories one would expect from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.