Former President Barack Obama appeared to blame his successor, former President Trump, for adding fuel to rising anti-Semitism.
“I said that the seeds that gave rise to the Holocaust have always been with us,” Obama told Jewish Insider. “They have found root across cultures, faiths, and generations. And they have reemerged again and again, especially in times of change and uncertainty.”
“When I gave that speech, it was clear that anti-Semitism was on the rise around the world. People’s anger over everything from immigration to inequality was boiling over — and many of them were looking for someone else to blame. And for four years, we had a President in the White House who fanned those flames,” Obama wrote.
Incidents of anti-Semitism hit an all-time high in 2019, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which began