Last week, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivered an anti-Semitic speech to recognize Saviour's Day. In it, Farrakhan claimed that Jews "were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men.” He also at one point intoned that "the powerful Jews are my enemy."
CNN's Jake Tapper was outraged at Farrakhan, tearing apart the incendiary speech on Twitter.
The hateful speech was attended by Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory, whom Tapper called out for her complicity.
1/ Wherein the co-chair of the @womensmarch, amidst criticism of her attendance at an anti-Semitic Farrakhan speech, tweets praise for those leaders who "have the same enemies as Jesus." https://t.co/LaZlYobsGj— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 2, 2018
Tapper noted another "hot mess" of an exchange in which Mallory and Women's March founder Linda Sarsour refused to answer for her friendship with Farrakhan.
2/ This convo, too, is a hot mess.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 2, 2018
a) A woman asks Mallory about Farrakhan
b) Minister Foy immediately hops in and demands that she answer for Netanyahu (?)
c) Women's March board member Linda Sarsour jumps in to encourage Foy. https://t.co/1rsd1YABai
Women's March supporters asked Mallory to resign, because Farrakhan's "bigotry" has no place in the movement.
Resign as self-designated leader of @womensmarch. The bigotry expoused by Farrakhan has no place in what that March was all about. You tarnish the beauty of the March.— Patricia DeRush (@derush_patricia) March 2, 2018
Farrakhan is so controversial that during the 2008 presidential election a journalist opted not to publish a photo he had taken of Barack Obama with Farrakhan in 2005, for fear it would end his campaign.