January 23, 2019

ADL’s Greenblatt: Trump’s rhetoric emboldens anti-Semites

Donald Trump’s candidacy and his rhetoric on the campaign trail has presumably led to the uptick in racism and anti-Semitism, ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said on Monday.

“I’m not saying that Donald Trump is a racist or anti-Semite but the racists and anti-Semites have come out of the woodwork during this political season to support him,” Greenblatt told CNN’s Deborah Feyerick in an interview broadcast on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.

“This is not normal,” the Anti-defamation League’s chief said, pointing to George Wallace’s run for president in the 1960′s as a similar example of “racism being inserted into the public conversation in a presidential election.”

Earlier this month, the ADL “>stressed that Trump has no time on his busy schedule to keep denouncing anti-Semitism.