Trump backers unleash anti-Semitic tweets at 'New York Times' editor

It’s hard not to be a little shocked at the vileness of Trump supporters.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
May 20, 2016 05:44
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New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman is clearly aware of Donald Trump supporters’ history of aggressive racism and anti-Semitism. So maybe he shouldn’t be surprised by the reaction to his tweet calling them out for it.

But it’s hard not to be a little shocked.

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On Thursday, Weisman referred to Trump’s wavering renunciation of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke back in February, Melania Trump’s justification of the anti-Semitism unleashed on reporter Julia Ioffe for her GQ profile of the would-be first lady last week and Sheldon Adelson’s recent appeal for Republican Jewish leaders to support the presumptive GOP nominee for president - all in less than 140 characters.

Weisman’s tweet caught the eye of “Cyber Trump,” who proceeded to bait the Washington, D.C.-based Jewish journalist into a response.




After the exchange made waves in the Twitterverse, the anti-Semitic deluge only got far, far worse. Weisman retweeted the responses.









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