Americans Are 'Disgusted' With Donald Trump for Allegedly Saying Reports of Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Are There to Make 'People' Look Bad

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at  the National Governors Association meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House February 27, 2017 Washington, DC. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Americans Are 'Disgusted' With Donald Trump for Allegedly Saying Reports of Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Are There to Make 'People' Look Bad

The president confusingly said "sometime it's the reverse" when asked about the spike in threats.

Published February 28, 2017

While meeting with several state attorneys general, President Trump offered a questionable statement regarding the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes and threats that have taken place across the country.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told Buzzfeed News that when Trump was asked about the anti-Semitism, he said "sometimes it's the reverse.”

"He just said, 'Sometimes it's the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad,' and he used the word 'reverse' I would say two to three times in his comments," Shapiro told Buzzfeed. "He did correctly say at the top that it was reprehensible."

Shapiro added that Trump would be speaking on the issue on Tuesday night. When Buzzfeed asked if Shapiro could elaborate on the president’s comments, he responded, "I really don't know what he means, or why he said that.”

The White House has not yet commented on these statements. 

  1. Reports of his comment outraged many who feel threatened and offended by the anti-semitic threats
  2. The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement questioning Trump’s alleged comment

    "We are astonished by what the President reportedly said. It is incumbent upon the White House to immediately clarify these remarks. In light of the ongoing attacks on the Jewish community, it is also incumbent upon the President to lay out in his speech tonight his plans for what the federal government will do to address this rash of anti-Semitic incidents,” Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, said in a statement.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

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