A senior adviser to President Donald Trump suggested Democrats may be to blame for dozens of threats recently against Jewish community centers.
Anthony Scaramucci, founder of Skybridge Capital hedge fund and a former employee at Goldman Sachs, sent out a pair of tweets questioning the possibility that Trump's anti-Semitic supporters may be behind the threats, reported The Hill.
It's not yet clear who the #JCC offenders are. Don't forget @TheDemocrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies https://t.co/uTBFGhI0Kh— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1488297933.0
Scarmucci, a top Trump fundraiser tapped as White House public liaison to government agencies and businesses, linked to a Breitbart News article Tuesday morning on a Project Veritas investigation of "trained provocateurs" at GOP rallies.
"It's not yet clear who the #JCC offenders are. Don't forget @TheDemocrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies," Scaramucci tweeted.
A reporter called him out for his baseless claim, and Scarmucci doubled down.
No, I'm saying until we know for sure it's highly irresponsible to jump to conclusions https://t.co/wynFuUCKyT— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1488298293.0
"No, I'm saying until we know for sure it's highly irresponsible to jump to conclusions," Scarmucci tweeted.
Trump has been criticized for a perceived failure to strongly condemn the recent wave anti-Semitic attacks, and the White House also angered some civil rights groups by failing to mention Jews or anti-Semitism last month in a statement on International Holocaust Memorial Day.
The president commented last week on the threats after he was asked about them, saying "anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop and it has to stop."