– Elizabeth Dias, “President Trump Spoke Out Against Anti-Semitism. Here’s Why It Was Remarkable,” Time magazine, Feb. 21, 2017
ANTI-SEMITISM/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s remarks on anti-Semitism Tuesday would be unremarkable if they had come weeks ago.
But Trump has struggled when asked about the topic in the past, criticizing reporters, changing the subject and generally avoiding the routine denunciation of prejudice most Presidents would give.
On Tuesday, that changed when Trump said that ‘the anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish communities and community centers are horrible and are painful’ and saying more work needed to be done to root out prejudice.
The words were welcomed by Jewish community leaders, who have been troubled by phoned-in bomb threats against nearly 70 Jewish community centers in recent weeks and the vandalism of 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri over the weekend.”