I Poke My Head Up from a Cold Induced Fog To See What Trump is Doing Today

And he’s fighting the Anne Frank Center….. I’m going back to bed:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday lashed out at the Anne Frank Center for expressing dissatisfaction about President Donald Trump’s reluctance to condemn rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Trump on Tuesday denounced hate crimes against Jewish people, but the Center noted in a statement that the president’s remarks had come woefully late.

“His statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting anti-Semitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record,” the statement said. “Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.”

During the White House press conference on Tuesday, Spicer complained that Trump’s actions were “never good enough” for organizations like the Anne Frank Center.

“The president has made clear since the day he was elected, and frankly going back to the campaign, that he is someone who seeks to unite this country,” Spicer said. “He brings a diverse group of folks into his administration, both in terms of actual positions and people who he sought the advice of.”

“And I think he has been very forceful with his denunciation of people who seek to attack people because of their hate, because of their religion, because of their gender, because of the color of their skin,” he continued. “And it’s something he’s going to continue to fight and make very, very clear that [it] has no place in this administration.”

“But it’s ironic that no matter how many times he talks about this, it’s never good enough.”

The Anne Frank Center has responded:

SEAN SPICER, AT HIS WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING TODAY, SCOLDED OUR ORGANIZATION TO “PRAISE” PRESIDENT TRUMP ON #ANTISEMITISM. Sean, here is what it would take:
1. Fire the Antisemite Steve Bannon.
2. Have President Trump deliver a prime-time address to outline the specific steps his Administration will take to combat Antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, anti-LGBT bias and other hatred.
3. Work with Congress to establish a national blue-ribbon commission on Combating Hate in America that would have sufficient independence and bipartisan representation.

Quote of the Day

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -Isaac Asimov