Readers please note:
The Jewish World attempts to present various views in its newspaper and on its web pages.
We have run positive Trump articles. Some overtly so. We have also received negative responses to some of those articles.
The article referred to in the letter (7/23, P. 10 and on our web page) was about a zoom program sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in hopes of the president’s re-election in 2020. Reporter Ron Kampeas may have been attempting to give readers some context in his article about what individuals take issue with regarding the remarks of Trump in relation to Charlottsville, Va. immediately following the 2017 neo-Nazi march there. At the time the RJC requested the president “to provide greater moral clarity in rejecting racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism.”
The letter writer is making an assumption when he says that referencing the remarks made by the president indicate hatred of the president. The overall point of the conference as reviewed in the article seemed to be that Trump supporters dialogue with other Jews —who are not supporters— about the positive aspects of the Trump administration in relation to various Jewish concerns— in particular his Mideast/ Israel policy.
We acknowledge that political passions are often high and regret that the letter writer feels that the article shows a deliberate anti–Trump administration bias. Some of our articles do; some do not.
And we are not affiliated with the Jewish Week newspaper.