Ivanka Responds To Jewish Center Bomb Threat In The Most Disgusting Way (TWEETS) ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs
First Daughter Ivanka Trump took to Twitter Monday evening to respond to a bomb threat called in to Houston’s Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center on Monday morning.
Trump’s eldest daughter, who converted to Judaism after marrying husband and orthodox Jew Jared Kushner, wrote: “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC”
America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 20, 2017
Ivanka’s tweet follows a response from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who told reporters earlier on Monday:
‘Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom. The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable.’
NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander posted Spicer’s response on Twitter, writing:
‘BREAKING: @PressSec responds to my request for comment about wave of threats to Jewish community centres. @NBCNews’
BREAKING: @PressSec responds to my request for comment about wave of threats to Jewish community centers. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/2Yq9atnAmt
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 20, 2017
Both Spicer and the eldest Trump daughter’s comments regarding the threat mention nothing about the Jewish Community Center or people of the Jewish faith — a shocking exclusion given the fact that both Ivanka and her husband, who serves as a senior adviser to President Trump, are of the Jewish faith.
Both Trump and Ivanka have been criticized for their failure to address attacks against Jewish-American communities, which have greatly increased since Trump took office.
Last week, Trump was pressed several times by reporters about the increase in attacks against Jewish-American communities across the country. Instead of condemning the threats of violence he, in true Trump fashion, became defensive, calling the question “insulting” and denying that he was an anti-Semite.
The JCC Association of North America issued a statement Monday in which they claimed to have had 69 bomb threats at 54 JCCs across the country, and one in Canada since January 9.
David Posner, the director of strategic performance at the JCC Association said in a statement:
‘Our centers have in place security protocols to ensure the safety of the program participants and facility visitors. All JCCs have now received the all-clear from local law enforcement and resumed regular operations, with a heightened level of security.’
Feature Image via Getty Images.