U.S. President Explains Executive Order: "We Will Not Permit Anti-Jewish Bigotry"

(White House) President Trump said at a Hanukkah reception in the White House on Thursday: "A few hours ago, I signed a groundbreaking executive order to combat anti-Semitic prejudice....My executive order prohibits federal funding to any college or university that spreads, promotes, tolerates, or supports anything having to do with anti-Semitism. We're delivering a powerful message to American academia....'If you want to receive federal dollars, you must reject anti-Semitism.' And if they don't, they don't get hundreds of millions of dollars." "We will not permit anti-Jewish bigotry on our college campuses. And if they want to do that, it's going to be extremely costly. It will be amazing how quickly they stop." "My administration also forcefully condemns the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement - the BDS. My administration will not stand for these malicious attacks upon the State of Israel. Discrimination against members of Jewish faith and the Jewish faith, it has to be confronted at every turn."

2019-12-13 00:00:00

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