Framing Trump as an anti-Semite, accusing Fox News of being complicit in murder is not going over well

Conservative commentator Rich Lowry of National Review finds it strange that so many media “analysts” and “reporters” believe President Donald Trump deserves the blame for an antisemitic loon opening fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday and killing at least 11 people.

“What’s even the theory supposed to be that Trump is an anti-Semite?” he tweeted Saturday afternoon, referencing the exact theory that’s emerged among members of the media.

Less than two hours later, an “analyst” with ABC News rushed in to prove Lowry’s point to a T.

“Rich, are you acting dumb on purpose?” Matthew Dowd asked. “This shooter was anti-refugee and anti-immigrant. And he was obsessed with HIAS, a group involved in settling refugees, which this synagogue in Pittsburg was involved. Who do you know has been anti-immigrant and refugee???”

Certainly not the president, who’s welcomed legal immigrants with open arms and granted entry to hundreds of refugees from across the world. Watch below as the president delivers a message to newly naturalized immigrants in a ceremony that reportedly occurred last year:

But a far more pertinent point is that alleged shooter Robert Bowers is a rabid antisemite whose bigoted views cannot be linked to the president in any way, shape or form.

Why? Because Trump is one of the most pro-Jewish presidents ever elected to office. Besides boasting a Jewish daughter and son-in-law, he also happens be the man who — after decades of stalling by other presidents — finally relocated the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

Trump’s also a stalwart friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a man considered to be the most influential Jewish person on Earth.

The president is clearly not an antisemite like Bowers, as many on social media — including Lowry — repeatedly tried to explain to Dowd, albeit to no avail.


Dowd refused to listen, choosing instead to expand the blame even further to Fox News and essentially every other conservative outlet that’s been unafraid to report the truth honestly, even when it offends the politically correct. Bad move, Mr. Dowd. Bad move.

Observe the reaction to his blame game below:

Nice try, though.


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