D.C. Councilman Who Made Anti-Semitic Remarks Visited The Holocaust Museum. It Was A Total Disaster

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 11:45 AM

In March, D.C. Councilman Trayon White Sr. was captured filming a tirade about the weather in which he uttered anti-Semitic remarks: “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. 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.”

It’s an obvious reference to Jewish people, and this isn’t his first time he's been controversial on social media. White has since apologized, but this train wreck isn’t over. He recently visited the Holocaust Museum in D.C. with his staff—and left early for an event in Ward 8, which he represents on the city council. Yet, The Washington Postsaid he was standing on the sidewalk near the museum. He refused to answer where he went, if he left at all, or why he left the tour. Overall, the ignorance exhibited by White and his staff is embarrassing, with some members asking if the Nazi ghettos were akin to “gated communities” (via WaPo):

The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?”

Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo.

“No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.”

“Marching through is protecting,” White said.


White, who drew widespread criticism last month when he asserted that wealthy Jewscontrol the weather, on Wednesday made a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. With him was Rabbi Batya Glazer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, a group that has been heavily involved in the first-term Democratic lawmaker’s public rehabilitation.


Also with White was his staff, which had closed the office early to join the guided tour.


The tour, scheduled to last 90 minutes, was halfway done. Seven of White’s staff members stayed with the guide, who soon was showing them an exhibit on the Warsaw Ghetto. As she explained the walling in of Polish Jews, one aide asked whether it was similar to “a gated community.”

Glazer spoke up.

“Yeah, I wouldn’t call it a gated community,” she said. “More like a prison.”

It would appear the councilman still has a lot to do and apparently a lot to learn.