Trump condemns anti-Semitic attack in New York
President Trump on Sunday condemned the recent anti-Semitic attack in New York, calling the stabbing of five people during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home “horrific.”
“We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism,” he posted on Twitter. “Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery.”
The anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukkah last night is horrific. We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism. Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2019
The alleged attacker entered Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home before stabbing five Hasidic Jews as they lit the candle for the seventh night of Hanukkah. The victims were taken to local hospitals.
Police arrested the alleged perpetrator, Thomas Grafton, charging him with attempted murder.
Trump has taken steps to target anti-Semitism throughout his presidency, including an executive order this month intended to crackdown on anti-Semitism on college campuses.