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DNC chair to ‘Post’: Trump is anti-Semitic

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) addresses delegates during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR37LA7
CLEVELAND — Newly minted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is directly responsible for stoking anti-Semitism within the Republican Party, and has demonstrated anti-Semitic tendencies himself, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

“Look at the anti-Semitism that he has clearly demonstrated throughout his candidacy,” Schultz (D-Florida) said, asked by the Post whether she believed anti-Semitism in the party reaches the top of its presidential ticket. “The anti-Semitism that is threaded throughout the Republican Party of late goes straight to the feet of Donald Trump.”

Schultz commented shortly after the Republican National Committee was forced to shut down its convention live chat on Tuesday over a torrent of anti-Semitic rants. The episode is only one of several examples of an increasingly hostile environment for Jews, Schultz argued.

She listed several others, including his tweeting out a graphic image of a six-pointed star over a pile of money that accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of corruption; His speech to the Republican


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