DC councilman who shared conspiracy theory that Jews control weather leaves Holocaust Museum tour early

A Washington, D.C. councilman who previously spread a conspiracy theory that a wealthy Jewish family controls the weather left a tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum early without explanation on Thursday.

The Washington Post reported on the visit made by Trayon White Sr. (D) to the museum with his staff and a member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.

White left the 90-minute tour after it was roughly halfway finished, the newspaper reported. A reporter found him standing alone on the sidewalk outside the museum. 


“I’ll be coming back to see more of the museum. I didn’t get a chance to see the whole thing,” he told The Post. “But I think it’s a lot of education here, a lot of synergy here between what happened to the Jewish community and the African community.”

When asked why he left early or if the visit changed his views, White reportedly held a cell phone up to his ear, and then began walking away.

The councilman has faced backlash since he posted a video of snowfall last month saying it was caused by the Rothschilds, a famous European Jewish banking family.

A conspiracy theory suggests that the Rothschilds are causing global warming. 

White later apologized for his comments.

“I work hard everyday to combat racism and prejudices of all kinds," he said. "I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended."