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 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. 

Several politicians have denounced the stabbing, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who called it a domestic terrorist attack.  

The attack comes as New York experiences a string of anti-Semitic incidents during the Hanukkah season. 

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.

Tags anti-semitism Donald Trump Hanukkah Judaism New York
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