"Say a prayer for the pretender...."
Reporter specifically said he didn't think Trump was anti-Semitic, yet Trump was still offended he asked for a plan to fight anti-Semitism pic.twitter.com/PpmI2EmbGw— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) February 16, 2017
This is how WaPo's transcript has it:
QUESTION: So first of all, my name is (Inaudible) from (Inaudible) Magazine. I (inaudible). I haven't seen anybody in my community, including yourself or any of the -- anyone on your staff of being (OFF-MIKE).
Because (OFF-MIKE). However, what we've already heard about and what we (OFF-MIKE) is (OFF-MIKE) so you're general forecast (ph) like 48 (OFF-MIKE). There are people who are everything (ph) happens through their packs (ph) is one of the (OFF-MIKE)...
TRUMP:...he said he was gonna ask a very simple, easy question. And it's not, its not, not -- not a simple question, not a fair question. OK sit down, I understand the rest of your question.
So here's the story, folks. Number one, I am the least anti- Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. In fact, we did very well relative to other people running as a Republican -- quiet, quiet, quiet.
See, he lied about -- he was gonna get up and ask a very straight, simple question, so you know, welcome to the world of the media. But let me just tell you something, that I hate the charge, I find it repulsive.
I hate even the question because people that know me and you heard the prime minister, you heard Ben Netanyahu (ph) yesterday, did you hear him, Bibi? He said, I've known Donald Trump for a long time and then he said, forget it.
So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that.
So I'm including the tweet and video above, because the reporter was Jake Turx of the Jewish publication Ami Magazine, which provided it's own transcript of the exchange:
And there's this:Here's the full transcript of what @JakeTurx asked @POTUS at today's press conference and the president's response.— Ami Magazine (@Ami_Magazine) February 16, 2017
H/t @DavidALobl pic.twitter.com/eBMn4n9jrF
When Turx tried to interject—maybe to remind the president he had specifically said he wasn't accusing him, personally, of anti-Semitism—Trump shouted him down again: "Quiet, quiet, quiet." The president went on to say he found the line of questioning "repulsive" and "insulting."
That answer is as weird and inappropriate as anything Trump said in the entire 77 minutes.