Trump Associate Tries To Spin Tweet Suggesting Dems Behind Anti-Semitism

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March 1, 2017 10:33 a.m.

Anthony Scaramucci, an associate of President Trump, tried on Wednesday to walk back a tweet apparently suggesting that Democrats were behind a recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the country.

“It sounds like you were suggesting that the Democrats were behind it,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota pointed out, citing Scaramucci’s Tuesday tweets about the threats.

“I’m not suggesting the Democrats were behind it. What I was really suggesting in that tweet is that we actually don’t know who’s behind it,” Scaramucci said.

On Tuesday, Scaramucci posted a series of tweets questioning the motives of those behind the incidents, which have included bomb threats to Jewish community centers and vandalism of headstones at Jewish cemeteries.

Scaramucci claimed on Wednesday that allegations have been made that “it could potentially be Trump supporters behind it or people that are affiliated with the President or his administration.”

“I think that is categorically very unfair,” Scaramucci said.

“But why did you make the allegation, then?” Camerota asked. “Why did you tie it to Democrats?”

“I didn’t make an allegation. Read the tweet,” Scaramucci replied.

“Why did you bring up Democrats?” Camerota pressed.

“I tied it to what has happened in the past,” Scaramucci said.

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