On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed former President Donald Trump, warning that the former President’s actions would lead to a “dramatic resurgence” of antisemitism in the U.S.
Making his comments at a conference to combat antisemitism, Schumer, who is also Jewish, called out Trump for dining with two known antisemites last month, Ye, formerly Kanye West, and Holocaust denier and white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
Trump had dinner with Ye and Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
Schumer criticized Trump for welcoming Fuentes and Ye to his “dinner table,” describing the two as “vicious antisemites,” criticizing Trump’s actions for not apologizing but instead lecturing “American Jewish leaders for insufficient loyalty.”
He then expressed that everyone had the duty to speak out.
Last week, Trump took to Truth Social, accusing Jewish leaders of lacking loyalty. In his post, he asserted he was the “best, by far, President for Israel.”
He then blamed Jewish leaders’ “lack of loyalty,” claiming it as the reason many in Congress weren’t supporting Israel.
Schumer was attending an event at Lincoln Square Synagogue hosted by the Orthodox Union.
Also in attendance at the New York event were Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D), and New York Mayor Eric Adams (D).
Earlier on Monday, Hochul launched a hate and bias prevention task force in the state with the purpose of being an “early warning system” to curb hate speech and incidents inspired by hate.