WATCH: Donald Trump Backer Accuses Press of Selling Out ‘for a Few Shekels’ by the Forward

WATCH: Donald Trump Backer Accuses Press of Selling Out ‘for a Few Shekels’

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.

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.

WATCH: Trump Backer Accuses Press of Selling Out “for a Few Shekels”

“You’re a shame to your profession,” the man screamed. “You sell out for a few shekels, for a few shekels you sell out.”

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former 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.

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