2019 is officially almost over, with only two days to go, if you count today. For New Year’s Eve Eve, the President has tweeted 1 time.
Thank you to highly respected Jewish leader Dov Hikind for his wonderful statements about me this morning on @foxandfriends.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2019
Thank you Mr. President for all you’ve done and continue to do to protect the Jewish people all the while making America stronger and more prosperous!— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) December 30, 2019
God should increase your strength to rise above all the obstacles placed before you! 🙏🏼 https://t.co/QsdDApNagx
I have been unable to locate his actual statements regarding President Trump, however, I have found a clip that Hikind retweeted where he explained that “all the hate in New York is coming from the left.”
Democrat Truthteller @HikindDov Dov Hikind— Dr. Marty Fox 🇺🇸 (@DrMartyFox) December 30, 2019
The Hate Is Coming From Tlaib Omar AOC
The Hate Is Coming From The Democrat Party
All The Hate
Is Coming From The Left#Antisemitism #HannukahStabbings pic.twitter.com/fhr85X4MNg
Hikind’s comments are in response to a stabbing in the home of a Hasidic Rabbi on Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. The stabbing left five wounded.
The New York Times reported that as of Sunday morning 2 victims remained in the hospital according to police. One victim is in critical condition with a skull fracture.
The suspected attacker has been arrested and charged with 5 counts of attempted murder and one count of first degree burglary. 38 year-old, Grafton Thomas the alleged attacker has pleaded not guilty. Family members say the African American man suffers from long term mental illness problems.
It’s been reported that Thomas attempted to enter a Synagogue next door to the Rabbi’s home, following the stabbing, but those present in the Synagogue secured the facility quickly as they heard the shouting of the victims next door.
President Trump responded via Twitter on Sunday to the anti-Semitic attack.
The anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukkah last night is horrific. We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism. Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2019
The anti-Semitic attack at the Rabbi’s home came just a day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio explained via Twitter that the NYPD would start increasing their patrols in Jewish communities following an increase in anti-Semitic attacks.
Hate doesn’t have a home in our city.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 27, 2019
In light of recent anti-Semitic attacks, the NYPD will increase their presence in Boro Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg.
Anyone who terrorizes our Jewish community WILL face justice.
In addition to heightened visibility, there will be increased visits to houses of worship and other critical areas in the community.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 27, 2019
Anti-Semitism is an attack on the values of our city — and we will confront it head-on.
On Friday the New York Times reported that de Blasio’s statement followed two incidents that happened in Crown Heights. Police say that a man who has not been identified walked into “the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters, approached a member of the Hasidic community and threatened to shoot someone,” the man fled the scene.
Earlier Friday, just after midnight, a woman identified by police as Tiffany Harris, slapped three women in the face. According to the Rodney Harrison, the Chief of Detectives, Harris admitted she slapped the women because she believed they were Jewish. Harris has been charged with first-degree harassment.
For What It’s Worth.
Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/80BMLx8RFo— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 30, 2019
Trump has been golfing in Florida on these holiday-period days on which his public schedule has been blank. He has just arrived at Trump International Golf Club again.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 30, 2019
In Other News.
On Sunday the Kremlin announced that President Trump and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation in which the Kremlin says Putin thanked President Trump for information sent through special services that helped thwart terrorist acts in Russia.
The readout of the call goes on to say that the two President’s “discussed a range of issues of mutual interest and agreed to continue bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism.”
It’s been nearly 24 hours since Trump spoke to Putin and still no WH acknowledgement or readout of the call. Kremlin’s readout came immediately after, stating they discussed issues of “mutual interest”.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 30, 2019
– What issues?
– Who from US was on call?
– Why let Russia readout first?
The WH has now provided a readout, just under 24 hours after Kremlin readout: pic.twitter.com/RpEsdEguRT— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 30, 2019
Let it sink in that the U.S. would not be aware of the call had the Kremlin not reported it.
This post will be updated within reason.