Jewish Reporter Slams Her Paper For Not Disavowing Trump’s Anti-Semitic Tweet

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From the July 6 edition of NBC's Today:

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HALLIE JACKSON: And this morning, Jared Kushner says he's seen Donald Trump embrace people of all racial and religious backgrounds, insisting his father-in-law is not racist. All of this comes after new backlash from one of Trump's more controversial tweets. From the son-in-law of a ;candidate who rarely says “sorry,” no apologies. ;Jared Kushner now publicly pushing back against accusations Donald Trump is anti-Semitic. Quote, “my father-in-law is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and our Judaism since I began dating my wife.” Kushner responding to an open letter written to him by a Jewish employee at the New York Observer, a paper owned by his publishing company.

DANA SCHWARTZ: The imagery is clear, and to pretend it's not there is to just be willfully ignorant.

JACKSON: Dana Schwartz, the author of that now-viral note, talking about this now-deleted tweet sent from Trump's account Saturday. It showed what appeared to be a Jewish Star of David layered over $100 bills, with text calling Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt candidate ever.”

SCHWARTZ: People are seeing having a Jewish son-in-law as a get-out-of-jail-free card for Donald Trump, and the fact of the matter is it's not. And I would want to know why Jared Kushner is willing to be so complicit in that.

JACKSON: Kushner arguing Trump's not racist and any suggestion he's intolerant is not reflective of the man he knows.


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