Former US President Donald Trump has been accused by his predecessor Barack Obama of the rise in anti-Semitism in the American nation.
According to local media outlets, Obama was quick to blame Trump for spending years in the White House and fanning all the flames that gave rise to the division seen in the US today.
“For 4 long years, we had a President in the White House who fanned the flames,” he recalled during a recent interview. The news comes as many members of the government are calling out the rise in anti-Semitism with time.
The exclusive interview was carried out alongside a Jewish Insider, where Obama did not feel shy to dump the blame on Trump without any sort of hesitation. “Most of his tenure was spent doing just that,” he added.
“The seeds that gave rise to the Holocaust have always been by our side,” Obama reiterated to the Jewish publication.
“With time, they continue to emerge again and again, and are mostly seen during the times of change as well as uncertainty,” Obama mentioned the following as he recalled a particular speech that he had given at the Israeli embassy located in the country’s capital when he was in his last leg of the presidency.
The ex-Democratic commander in chief also spoke about the greater expressions when it came down to solidarity which arose in response to the great rise in anti-Semitism, which he mentioned was a pleasure seeing.
“For the time being, it’s so simple for us to focus upon what divides a nation, and today, we are surrounded with plenty of people who wish to see us drift further apart from one another. However, the future of this country entirely depends on our will to resist those forces while looking past our differences.”
Obama concluded by mentioning how the justice of the country is being informed by plenty of Jewish and Black experiences. In the same way, there are so many diverse communities who come together with a single purpose and focus on what we all have in common. That includes Christians, Muslims, black, white, and anything else.