Sen. Scott Wagner Berates George Soros With Anti-Semitic Comment

Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner, a wealthy Republican and a Trump supporter who is running for governor of the commonwealth, has had some run-ins this year with political trackers. Trackers are campaign hires responsible for videotaping opposing candidates, with the goal of recording politically useful gaffes. In May, Wagner was captured on tape assaulting a tracker like a violent thug. Three months later, in the following exchange with a tracker about billionaire George Soros, Wagner came off as an anti-Semite: [Read more…]

Trump Ad Uses Anti-Semitic Themes

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair, from Trump campaign ad.

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair, from Trump campaign video ad.

Yesterday, the Donald Trump campaign released a video ad, highlighting his closing arguments for the American people. In the ad, the Trump campaign once again employed anti-Semitic stereotypes, except this time, the words were matched to images of respected Jewish leaders: Janet Yellen, George Soros, and Lloyd Blankfein. (Janet Yellen is Chair of the Federal Reserve, George Soros is a billionaire investor, and Lloyd Blankfein is the CEO of Goldman Sachs.) The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt condemned the ad in a statement, and “Talking Points Memo” appropriately called the ad “anti-Semitic.” [Read more…]