Jerusalem Post: Did Donald Trump give a green light to white supremacist groups?

October 5, 2020

By Omri Nahmias

Halie Soifer, executive director for the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said that Trump’s comments were in line with his past behavior.

“He has done this since 2016 when he claimed not to know David Duke, who endorsed him, as he claimed not to know the Proud Boys,” she told the Post.

“Claims that the president’s comments at the debate were taken out of context are ridiculous,” she added. “President Trump was given ample opportunity last night to denounce white supremacy, and he chose not to. Instead, he sent a clear message – one that was viewed as a call to arms by right-wing extremists, telling the Proud Boys to stand up and stand down and stand by.”