After profiling Melania Trump in GQ, journalist Julia Ioffe received a deluge of anti-Semitic threats and comments. The article below, which was reprinted from The Daily Kos, describes Melania Trump’s response to the verbal attacks on Ioffe.After dispensing with the obligatory statement that she disagrees with the vile antisemitic letters sent by her (and presumably her husband’s) NeoNazi fans to a journalist, Melania Trump then went on to side with the same NeoNazis by saying that Julia Ioffe “provoked” the hateful antisemitic death threats in her profile of Melania Trump for GQ.
“I don’t control my fans,” Melania says, “but I don’t agree with what they’re doing. I understand what you mean, but there are people out there who maybe went too far. She provoked them.”
You can see some of the disgusting hate mail and read about the death threats and phone calls Julia Ioffe has received. Ioffe’s family came to the United States 26 years ago fleeing antisemitism.
By chance I read the profile of Melania Trump in GQ this weekend. It in no way provokes NeoNazi antisemitism, if that’s even possible, which if so I personally can’t understand. I challenge anyone to read the GQ article and defend Melania’s disgusting views on this. Jewish people certainly don’t provoke NeoNazi death threats by writing factual articles. If we applied Melania Trump’s beliefs to all American journalists. . . I can’t even process how vile this is. It also makes me very much doubt whether the first part of her statement is anything more than her saying what she feels she has to in a public forum.
Since this is evidently how Melania Trump really sees the world, I believe I now know exactly how she and Trump discovered they were soul mates.