D.C. councilman apologizes for anti-Semitic comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. councilman issued an apology Sunday night for making anti-Semitic comments.
Ward 8 council member Trayon White Sr. posted a video to Facebook Friday morning when it was snowing in D.C. and talked about an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
The comment made in the video was, “`We a resilient city.` And that`s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man.”
White confirmed to The Washington Post, which reported the story first, that it was his voice in the video.
The Post reports The Rothschilds are a European Dynasty going back to a Jewish Banker in 19th century Germany and conspiracy theories claim the family manipulates world events to their benefit.
In White’s apology, he says sorry to the Jewish community and that he did not intend to be anti-Semitic.