The Anne Frank Center criticized US President Donald Trump for responding to remarks regarding anti-Semitism on Tuesday as “too little, too late.”
On Tuesday morning, Trump tackled the wave of potential threats recently against centers for the Jewish community as he took a National Museum of African American History and Culture tour.
His remarks prompted a reaction from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect’s executive director, Steven Goldstein.
Goldstein wrote on Facebook that the “statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting Antisemitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record.”
“Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.”
Trump maintained earlier that day that he hopes to denounce notions of anti-Semitism “whenever I get a chance.”
“Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop and it has to stop,” Trump told NBC News.
Goldstein stated that Trump’s words were deemed to be “too little, too late.”
“And it was only yesterday, President’s Day, that Jewish Community Centers across the nation received bomb threats, and the President said absolutely nothing,” Goldstein mentioned.
The commentary comes a day after a series of potential bomb threats resulted in the temporary closure of eleven Jewish community organizations.
Federal investigators continue to look into sources of threats.
Jewish groups recently have been growingly frustrated by what they feel is Trump’s obviously lackluster response regarding the incidents.
This has not been the first criticizing of Trump regarding issues of anti-Semitism
The Center also posted a statement on Facebook Monday, reading: “President George Washington was more sensitive to antisemitism in 1790 than President Trump is in 2017.”
Even earlier this year Goldstein stated that Trump “is driving our nation off a moral cliff.”