Following President Trump's remarks at the African American history museum on Tuesday in which he responded to growing animosity towards the Jewish community, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect described Trump's " sudden acknowledgement" as "a Band-Aid on the cancer of Antisemitism that has infected his own Administration."
The Center added that Trump's statement "is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting Antisemitism."
The Center's profoundly poignant response comes after 11 Jewish community centers across the nation phoned-in bomb threats on Monday. The White House released a statement in response to intensifying anti-semitic behavior, but the Anne Frank Center blasted the 45th-commander-in-chief for not addressing the situation directly until Tuesday.
White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said on Monday, "Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom. The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable."
After the Center strongly denounced the president, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer responded on Tuesday in the daily press briefing.
"It's ironic that no matter how many times he talks about this, that it's never good enough," Spicer said. "Today, I think, was an unbelievably forceful comment by the president as far as his denunciation of the actions that are currently towards Jewish Community Centers."
He added, "I wish that they had praised the president for his continued leadership in this area and I think that hopefully as time continues to go by they recognize his commitment to civil rights to voting rights, to quality for all Americans."
The Anne Frank Center responded, again--this time outlining how Trump could make strides to protect the Jewish people. It involved the ousting of Steve Bannon, having the president deliver a prime-time address in which he describes how he intends to protect all Americans, and working with Congress to create a panel that would investigate hate in the US.
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