Second gentleman Emhoff: Trump a ‘known antisemite’

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff called former President Trump a “known antisemite,” piling on the criticism of the former president after he shared a video on social media referencing a “unified Reich.”

In a video posted Tuesday, Emhoff watches a clip of Trump saying, “If Jewish people are going to vote for Joe Biden, they have to have their head examined.”

“The last person I’m going to take advice from as a Jewish person is a known antisemite, who’s had dinner with antisemites, who said there was good people on both sides after Charlottesville. He’s the last person I’m going to take advice from,” the second gentleman said in response.

The Biden campaign has seized on the Trump video, which featured hypothetical headlines about 45th president’s potential victory in November, including one that referenced a “unified Reich.” It has been deleted, and the Trump campaign blamed it on a staffing error.

Biden’s reelection campaign Tuesday also shared a video of the president reacting to the video.

“This on his official account? Wow,” Biden said. “A unified Reich? That’s Hitler’s language, that’s not America’s. He cares about holding onto power. I care about you.”

Vice President Harris also bashed the video during a speech Tuesday.

The Trump campaign has sought to distance itself from the video, which was not created by the campaign. It said the staffer who reposted it did not see the word “reich.”

“This was not a campaign video, it was created by a random account online and reposted by a junior staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the President was in court,” campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement.

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