After weeks of silence around the rising anti-semitisim in the United States, Donald J. Trump finally made a statement condemning such acts. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect was not exactly dancing in the streets when they heard and released a statement plus a few tweets. When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was questioned on the subject he said the following.:
“I think he has been very forceful with his denunciation of people who seek to attack people because of their hate, because — excuse me, because of their religion, because of their gender, because of the color of their skin,” he said. “This is something that he is going to fight and make very, very clear that has no place in this administration.”
“But I think it’s ironic that no matter how many times he talks about this that it’s never good enough,” Spicer continued. “Today I think was an unbelievably forceful comment by the President as far as his denunciation of the actions that are currently targeted towards Jewish community centers. But I think that he has been very clear previous to this that he wants to be someone that brings this country together and not divide people, especially in those areas.”
“So I saw that statement. I wish that they had praised the President for his 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 equality for all Americans,” he said. (via Talking Points Memo)
As opposed to acknowledging the various missteps the current administration has made on the topic, Spicer retreated to his regular bag of “defend and deflect.” This is the same press secretary that defended Kellyanne Conway when she gave a commercial for Ivanka Trump and then explained that the president should be able to attack a private company via his own personal Twitter account and the official POTUS Twitter account as well.
Spicer must have some amazing vices to let him forget the heaping amounts of bullshit he puts out daily.