WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump celebrates Hanukkah in company of eight persecutors survivor and told where they had been “evil beyond the description.”
The President also referred to the lethal october defeat of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. He says in the aftermath of the “unfortunate” death “we confirmed our solemn duty to confront antisemitism everywhere. Trump added that we” must stamp out this sore hatred from the world. “
Trump’s daughter Ivanka was converted into Judaism to marry Jared Kushner. Through the couple, Trump has three Jewish grandsons.
The President described Hanukkah as an “eternal symbol of Jewish perseverance.”
He says his administration “will always stand” with Israel.
The crowd broke out when Trump mentioned his decision to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.