A defiant D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) on Saturday took to Facebook Live to tell his followers that he was “under attack” by the media and vowed to push back against any effort to reprimand him as criticism mounted over allegations of anti-Semitism and a donation he made to the Nation of Islam.
For the last month, White has been trying to survive a national uproar and local political fallout after he spread conspiracy theories that the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking family, controlled the climate and government.
His efforts to make amends began unraveling this week after The Washington Post reported that he abruptly left a guided tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and that he donated $500 to a Nation of Islam convention where Louis Farrakhan bashed Jews — spending that has drawn the scrutiny of campaign finance officials.
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In his Facebook Live video, White said he was done apologizing and stood by his donation to Nation of Islam.
“I am not resigning, I’m not backing down, I’m not discouraged, I’m not depressed, so run all the media stories you want because my people are going to support me,” White said.
Yesterday at Power Line, in a post headlined, “Anti-semitic and dumb as a rock, Part Three,” Paul Mirengoff wrote, “I find it significant and depressing that somewhere along the way, White ‘learned’ that rich Jews control the weather, but he never learned enough to interpret correctly images from the Holocaust. As I said in a previous post on the subject, there’s a problem here that can’t be alleviated by attending Seders.”
But I for one can’t wait to hear what conspiracy White will be opining on next. As Jim Treacher once wrote, “My rule of thumb is: Liberals want conservatives to shut up, and conservatives want liberals to keep talking.”