Trump advisor denies anti-Semitic sentiment among supporters
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Trump advisor denies anti-Semitic sentiment among supporters

The Republican presidential candidate's aide claimed there is anti-Semitic sentiment among his rival Hillary Clinton's supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

David Friedman, an adviser on Israel to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, said there is no anti-Semitic sentiment among the candidate’s supporters, during an interview with an Israeli television station.

When asked whether the Trump campaign had been damaged by accusations of anti-Semitism during an interview on Israel’s Channel 2, Friedman countered that: “There is anti-Semitic sentiment among Clinton’s supporters.”

“The danger in the U.S. is on the left, not on the right,” Friedman said. “I’m not saying that there aren’t neo-Nazis floating around in the United States, because I’m sure there are. But the movement we ought to be concerned about is on the left.”

Friedman’s assertions comes a week after an Anti-Defamation League task force tracking a “spike” in online harassment of journalists credited self-identified supporters of Donald Trump with the lion’s share of the anti-Semitic tweets aimed at reporters and broadcasters.

 

 

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