Trump family faces antisemitic backlash following Hanukka tweets

Social media followers attack the Trump family with antisemitic comments following tweets wishing everyone a Happy Hanukka.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 27, 2016 10:41
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Trump in prayer shawl.

Donald Trump wearing a Jewish prayer shawl.. (photo credit: CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS)

 
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President-elect Donald Trump was bombarded with antisemitic tweets from his social media followers shortly after he tweeted "Happy Hanukkah" alongside a picture of a menorah on the first night of the Jewish festival of lights.


Some social media users were angered, claiming that they had voted for the Trump camp on the basis that he was a good Christian, and they "don't support satanic Jews," while others accused him of being a "sellout."


Some Jewish tweeters took to correcting Trump, who posted a picture of eight lit candles on the first night of Hanukka. One Twitter user claimed that lighting all the candles on the first day showed how little patience Trump has.

The feed soon turned into a fight between those who support Trump and those who don't.

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His followers also took to attacking Trump's son Donald J. Trump Jr. who also tweeted Happy Hanukka with a similar pic.

One Twitter user who uses the handle name "Donald J. Trump" responded to Trump Jr., stating his belief that Jews control the media.

Many in the social media world plainly responded with a Merry Christmas. Another asked if the Trumps were Jewish now.

While the father and son duo came under attack on Twitter, Trump's daughter Ivanka, who is in fact Jewish, lit Hanukka candles in Hawaii. 

Ivanka tweeted a picture of her family's holiday festivities, adding a caption with both Hanukka and Christmas greetings. Her tweet received far less Hanukka criticism.

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