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National Christian Leader Responds to Trump’s Anti-Semitic Remarks


August 22, 2019​


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123
Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610) 283-8879​

National Christian Leader Responds to Trump’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

Washington, D.C. — President Trump has accused Jews who vote for Democrats of disloyalty. This comes in the wake of anti-Semitic mass shootings in the past year at synagogues in Pittsburgh and California, as well as hundreds of other anti-Semitic hate crimes.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life (Washington, DC):

“Anti-Semitism has no place in our public life, and certainly not in the White House. President Trump’s use of anti-Semitic tropes in a climate of rising white-nationalist violence stokes terrorism and endangers Jewish lives. As a pastor, I lament my own tradition’s history of anti-Semitism and I am working to build a place where my Jewish friends and neighbors are welcome to be their full selves. President Trump must stop inciting violence at once and repent for his dangerous and bigoted speech and actions.”


Faith in Public Life is a national network of over 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

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