MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude Jr. scalded President Donald Trump and Republican “hypocrites” accusing a Democratic lawmaker of anti-Semitism.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) criticized GOP lawmakers and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbying group, and she has apologized for remarks that Trump, Republicans and many Democrats have described as anti-Semitic.
“Stereotypes about Jews animate our society and can be belched up at any moment among any of us,” Glaude said. “In order to take seriously that community’s reaction, we have to take seriously her apology so there is space to grow. She said she learned from her Jewish colleagues and friends, and she’s going to grow and we have to take her apology serious if we’re going to grow.”
But he called out Trump and his GOP apologists as hypocrites on bigotry.
“We’re forgetting what happened in Pittsburgh in that synagogue, and we’re invoking George Soros and the Jewish cabal funding the caravan,” Glaude said. “We’re forgetting Trump trades in the language of globalists, that word comes out of a white supremacist, white nationalist community about a Jewish cabal that controls the country.”
“This man’s lifeblood flows from hatred and fear, this is his political lifeblood,” Glaude added. “So the idea he is going to stand in moral judgment of anyone smacks of not only hypocrisy but absolutely ludicrous.”
Trump refused to condemn former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who endorsed him, and he defended neo-Nazis who rallied in his name in Charlottesville.
“The idea he can make this claim and (House Minority Leader) Kevin McCarthy can stand with, it just makes my blood boil,” Glaude said. “It shows how hypocritical this is, the fact they don’t take the claims seriously — it’s just political fodder.”