In long-awaited statement, Trump says anti-Semitism is ‘horrible’
After angering Jewish community with reluctance to address hate crimes, US president vows to ‘fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms’
US President Donald Trump alongside Dr. Ben Carson, his nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as they tour an exhibit about Carson at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, February 21, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB).
The condemnation came a day after bomb threats were issued against Jewish community centers across the United States for the fourth time in just over a month, and after gravestones were toppled at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis. The US president has faced growing criticism for failing to explicitly renounce anti-Jewish sentiment.