FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2019
CONTACT: Elliot Levy, [email protected], 202-800-7409
BEND THE ARC: TRUMP IS A HYPOCRITE ON ANTISEMITISM, ENDANGERS JEWS WITH EMBRACE OF WHITE NATIONALISM & ANTISEMITIC TROPES
Washington, DC – Following reports that President Trump plans to sign an executive order on antisemitism on Wednesday, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:
“Just days after President Trump told a room of Jews, “You’re brutal killers. You’re not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice,” and relied on antisemitic tropes about Jews and wealth, he has the audacity to sign an executive order on antisemitism under the false premise of protecting the Jewish community.
“Time and time again this president and his administration have undermined the civil rights and attacked the dignity of communities protected by the Civil Rights Act, from black people to Muslim Americans to LGBTQ folks. Now, the administration is perverting the Civil Rights Act for political ends. This president continues to endanger Jews through his embrace of white nationalism, his antisemitic comments, and his spreading of conspiracy theories that incite violence. Jews across America see through his hypocrisy and reject his efforts to define who we are or what we should believe.
“Our Jewish identity is vibrant and beautiful, and it belongs to us — not a president who degrades us, insults us, and makes all of us less safe.”