Pence Tours Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Feb 22, 2017 8:00 PM
Pence Tours Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

The Trump administration was accused of ignoring the plights of the Jewish people for not adequately addressing their tragedy in the White House's Holocaust Remembrance Day statement. This week, after vandals destroyed a Jewish cemetery in University Park, Missouri, Trump, his team and his family left no question as to what they think about anti-Semitism.

First, Ivanka Trump, who converted to Orthodox Judaism, tweeted that she stood with the Jewish people after the vandalism of Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery.

Her father followed up her statement with a strong speech at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

"We have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms," Trump said in response to the destruction at the cemetery.

Vice President Mike Pence is now offering his support in a very visual way. He flew to Missouri on Wednesday to offer some remarks at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, along with Gov. Eric Greitens, the state's first Jewish governor, and the cemetery's executive director Anita Feigenbaum. Pence thanked the people of Missouri for inspiring the country with how they've rallied together to support the Jewish people in their community.

In addition to all of these acts of solidarity with the Jewish people, Trump and his cabinet showed great hospitality to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this month and vowed to defend Israel from threats of all kinds, such as a nuclear Iran.