No Wonder He's A Trumper

MANUEL BALCE CENETA

I knew I remembered the name ...

You've now heard about Joseph Schmitz, the Trump foreign policy advisor - one of five - who is now accused of making anti-Semitic remarks as a Pentagon employee a decade ago. Well, these claims are fairly credible since Schmitz grew up in a household of a notorious anti-Semite and racist. McClatchy lightly references some off color remarks about Jews from Schmitz's father. But the full force of the background isn't really noted. Rep. John G. Schmitz had the rare and almost comical distinction of being expelled from the John Birch Society for being too extreme, racist and anti-semitic. Yes, you read that right.

If that's not enough when George Wallace was shot in 1972, his American Independent Party drafted John G. Schmitz to take his place as presidential nominee. Obviously, we don't blame children for the sins of their parents. But given the charges of anti-Semitism, firing Jewish employees and well ...working for the Trump campaign, it's not hard to make the connections. Indeed, they make themselves.

Full report here.

Rep. John G. Schmitz (R-CA)

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