Mr. Trump’s daughter-in-law and top aide, Ivanka Trump, and soninlaw and senior aide Jared Kushner are Jewish and attended the past season’s festivities.
He moved on to condemn antisemitism mentioning that the shooting. Mr. Trump hosted a Hanukkah event at the White House this past calendar year, also. The New York Times noted that the White House didn’t invite leaders who had previously been critical and sisters.
President Trump is currently speaking at two Hanukkah receptions in the White House East room Thursday afternoon. Thursday marks the night of the Festival of Lights.
“Five weeks our country mourned a dreadful tragedy,” Mr. Trump Explained ” … Jewish Americans have been brutally murdered at a sinister anti-Semitic attack in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. And we went also to meet a few of the people also along to find out what had happened, and they’re people that were incredible. Along with the way they stood bravely, therefore inherently was just something unbelievable to see. And also the rabbi was simply a good person.”
Mr. Trump tweeted earlier this week that he and lady Melania Trump ship their “very best wishes for a blessed and joyful Hanukkah!”
“In the wake of that evil attack , we mimicked our insatiable duty to confront anti semitism anyplace it does occur. We have to stamp out this dreadful hatred from the planet ”