If a white man made the comments that Democrat politician Trayon White made, and has continued to make, he would be on the unemployment line and the Democratic Party would have been leading the charge, carrying torches and pitchforks.
Trayon White is a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing Ward 8 of the District of Columbia. It was March when White gave the most asinine reason for a snowfall in D.C. during a month in which it is not, nor has it ever been, uncommon for there to be a snowfall. White believed that it snowed because Jewish people control the weather.
“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he said in the video he shot as he was driving west on Interstate 695. “And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”
The ridiculous comment drew immediate scorn from the Jewish community who deemed the comment anti-Semitic. Nevermind the atrocious grammar and insane conspiracy theory from an elected official.
“This kind of anti-Semitism is unacceptable in any public official. This so diminishes what America is about and adds to the oppressive feeling going on in the country right now,” Rabbi Daniel Zemel of Temple Micah told The Washington Post. “We all have to be better. Public officials have to learn not to say the first ignorant thing that comes into their head.”
After the story was written in the Post, White issued a statement of apology. “I work hard every day to combat racism and prejudices of all kinds. I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended. The Jewish community has been allies with me in my journey to help people. I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues,” he said.
White said that his friends at Jews United for Justice, a group that endorsed him in 2016 were “helping me to understand the history of comments made against Jews and I am committed to figuring out ways continue to be allies with them and others.” He even received support from a Jewish colleague.
Brianne K. Nadeau, a Democrat D.C. councilwoman, said that White “expressed his sincere regret . . . for having offended members of the Jewish community,” she said. “It is my sincere hope that my colleague has learned from this experience, and that together we can serve the diverse people of the District of Columbia with a focus on lifting each other up, rather than tearing one another down.”
But that is not what happened on Wednesday when White, in an effort to prove he is not the anti-Semite that his video suggests, visited the D.C. Holocaust Museum. It was then that he proved that it was not just the Rothschilds, but Jewish people in general, that he was against. The councilman appeared to believe that the Nazis were not the bad people history has portrayed them to be.
During the 90-minute tour, White approached a photo of a woman, surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers, wearing a sign that read, “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” White did not believe that the stormtroopers were there to harm the woman.
“Are they protecting her?” White asked the tour guide who informed him that they were not protecting her but marching her through the streets. “Marching through is protecting,” he told the incredulous tour guide who explained to him that their intention was to humiliate the girl.
And that was not even the worst of what White did. About halfway through the tour, he just disappeared. He was texted by Rabbi Batya Glazer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington who helped White during his first election, and White’s response was what you would expect.
White told her that he had to make it to another event but that he wanted to talk to her another time about it. But that was a lie as White was waiting alone on the sidewalk when the tour ended.
“I’ll be coming back to see more of the museum. I didn’t get a chance to see the whole thing,” White told reporters. “But I think it’s a lot of education here, a lot of synergy here between what happened to the Jewish community and the African community.” When asked why he left the tour early, he stayed silent and put his phone to his ear.
Imagine the outrage if this was a white supporter of President Donald Trump. The mainstream media would be screaming about white supremacy and antisemitism. President Trump would be asked to denounce them, and their career would be done. But the rules don’t apply to Democrats the way they do to Republicans.