In an interview with Fox News, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin calmly attributed the recent rise in anti-Semetic attacks, speaking specifically about the recent shooting at a Poway synagogue, to the election of President Donald Trump.
According to The Raw Story, Rubin belongs to the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue, which experienced an attack six months before.
“Why the rise in anti-Semitism, do you think?” Fox host Jon Scott asked Rubin.
“We’ve seen a spike, quite frankly, since the election of Donald Trump,” Rubin said. “‘Jews will not replace us’ was the chant in Charlottesville in August 2017, and just the other day the president essentially said they were fair and those are the words we have to watch from.”
As Rubin made this comment, the Fox host repeatedly said Rubin’s name in a warning tone. The network suddenly cut to a commercial in the middle of the interview.