Eric Trump Accused of Anti-Semitism By Liberals After ‘Shekels’ Remark

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Eric Trump, the president’s middle son and a top Trump Organization official, was accused of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after saying that the veteran Washington journalist Bob Woodward wrote his book about chaos in the current White House for “three extra shekels.”

“But don’t you think,” Trump said on Fox News, “people look through the fact that you can write a sensational nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president, and it will mean that you sell three extra books and you make three extra shekels, at the behest of the American people, of our country and our president that is doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric — is that really where we are? I think people read through this.”

A number of writers and journalists on social media questioned why Trump would mention “shekels,” seemingly oblivious to the anti-Semitic connotation coming amid the High Holy Days.

“Eric Trump said this morning that Bob Woodward made ‘three extra shekels at the behest of the American people’ with his book,” Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard and a noted critic of President Donald Trump, wrote on Twitter. “Is Eric too stupid to know he’s being anti-Semitic?”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. When Pete Wilson first became Governor of California in 1991 I attended a dinner where he was the keynote speaker. Governor Wilson said during his speech that when he got to Sacramento he learned the difference between a Shekel and a shmekel. He said that there are not enough shekels but the Legislature was full of the latter.

  2. Rigged.

    His father Donald would give you five. Hunt bigger fish liberal antisemitic jews. Mr. Trump is keen to just business. None of you stopped eating blood.

    I tandem only the liberty a war.

    No stadium filler.

  3. I am not a liberal and I am offended.
    The pro-Trump chevra is blinded and can’t see the emes (or Sheker) behind this man. He and his family are m’iusdigge people who will stoop to anything to gain popular (redneck) support and throwing out those lines is a sure bet to get them hooting at a rally.

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