Trump Opens Joint Session of Congress Address By Condemning Threats Against Jewish Centers

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 28, 2017 9:20 PM
Trump Opens Joint Session of Congress Address By Condemning Threats Against Jewish Centers

In his first joint address to Congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump opened his remarks by condemning ongoing threats against Jewish Centers and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries across the country. 

"Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains," Trump said.  "Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms."

Over the past week, dozens of Jewish Community Centers have received bombed threats. Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia were desecrated and hundreds of headstones were damaged. 

The FBI is investigating who is behind the ongoing threats, which are being made by phone.