Trump: Anti-Semitic threats horrible and painful

“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,.” said President Donald Trump after visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture Tuesday. Following his first visit to the museum, he pledged to combat bigotry and unite what he called a "divided country."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had called on Trump earlier to speak out against anti-Semitic violence, an issue he sidestepped at his press conference last week. The Anti-Defamation League urged the Trump administration to take action in response to the fourth wave of bomb threats that targeted 11 Jewish Community Centers Monday.

Police in University City, Mo., launched an investigation into the anti-Semitic vandalism of more than a hundred headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri. Gov. Eric Greitens called the incident "a despicable act of what appears to be anti-Semitic vandalism."

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