While Donald Trump at times appeared almost poised during last night’s debate, there is no question that he has a history of hateful rhetoric.
And it probably comes at no surprise, that this hateful rhetoric has found a lot of copy-cats on Twitter.
One favorite target among these Twitter trolls are Jewish journalists. And it didn’t matter if the journalists were liberal, conservative or even really Jewish, the so-called “alt-right” movement attacked them all.
I have recently compiled an interactive timeline of these attacks for the Forward, that you can look at here. For more about the scope of anti-Semitic trolling, click here.
A coalition of diverse groups is hosting a hometown-rally against Donald Trump tomorrow (Saturday) at noon. Starting point is Columbus Circle in Manhattan, right in front of Trump Hotel. A counter prozest is expected.
“Donald J. Trump has made headlines in recent months with his divisive rhetoric, hate speech, and extremist plans to “make America great again”. We, in fact, believe this will do the opposite to this nation. Trump’s policies threaten many of us in the Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, and other communities. These policies and type of speech has no place in this country, and certainly does not have a place in the city that Trump grew his empire in–a city known as a melting pot and home for many of the same people Trump continues to wage war on. Join us at Columbus Circle as we march to Trump Tower and say NO to hate, NO to divisiveness, NO to fascist policies, and most importantly, NO to Donald J. Trump.”
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 PM