Anti-Semitism has surfaced at Donald Trump rallies on too many occasions to think it’s a coincidence. The Republican candidate’s backers have shouted “Jew S. A.,” called the press the Nazi slur lügenpresse (lying press) and hoisted signs that appear to mock the Star of David.
Jew-hatred popped up at another event for the Republican nominee this week in Miami, according to footage posted to Twitter by Shane Goldmacher, a reporter with Politico.
Man shouts at press for selling out “for a few shekels” at Trump rally in Miami pic.twitter.com/f4MApeMgxa— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) November 2, 2016
In the encounter, a Trump supporter confronts an unidentified member of the news corp, labeling him a member of the lying press. As the 30-second video ends, the Trump backer accuses the reporter of having sold out “for a few shekels,” a reference to Israel’s currency.
“You’re a shame to your profession,” the man screamed. “You sell out for a few shekels, for a few shekels you sell out.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.