April 1, 2020

IfNotNow Organizer Disrupts Trump Jr. Press Conference, Accuses Crowd of ‘Killing Jews’

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 01: Donald Trump, Jr. attends the DC premiere of the film, "Death of a Nation," at E Street Cinema on August 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

IfNotNow organizer Elon Glickman was escorted out of a Feb. 3 press conference in Des Moines, Iowa, after he disrupted Donald Trump Jr.’s speech.

Shortly after Trump Jr. took the stage, Glickman stood up and said, “I am an American Jew, and ever since your father was elected president, more and more Jews are being gunned down every year.”

At that point, security swarmed toward Glickman and began to escort him out of the press conference.

“I don’t think anyone’s done more for Israel and for American Jews than Donald Trump, so you can go,” Trump Jr. replied as the crowd started chanting, “USA! USA!”

As Glickman was being escorted out of the room, he accused Trump Jr. of tweeting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and then he shouted: “You are killing Jews! All of you! All of you in here are killing Jews! All of you!”

Glickman later tweeted, “They can drag me out but I’ll never stop fighting for Jewish people. @donaldjtrumpJr spreads anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that are killing American Jews. He & @GOP can’t hide their anti-Semitism behind support for Israel.”

Jewish Insider Managing Editor Melissa Weiss pointed out in a tweet that Glickman “was one of eight Birthright participants to walk off the program mid-trip in 2018.”

The press conference, titled the Keep Iowa Great Press Conference, featured several surrogates for President Donald Trump’s re-election, including Eric Trump and Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale.