June 4, 2018
News Press Release

ZOA to CNN: Apologize to Donald Trump, Jr. and ZOA for Their False Claims

Credit: Gage Skidmore

Earlier last week CNN reporter Jason Carroll ran a story on the network falsely insinuating that Donald Trump Jr. was trafficking in anti-Semitism by Trump Jr. retweeting factual statements about George Soros. As a child of Holocaust survivors and someone who has worked closely with Don in the past to fight anti-Semitism, let me be clear: Donald Trump Jr. does not have an anti-Semitic bone in his body and for CNN to insinuate otherwise does nothing but trivialize real anti-Semitism. 

As part of their so-called “evidence” for the story, Carroll and CNN criticized Don for retweeting a statement from a ZOA adviser, calling it an anti-Semitic tweet. Had Carroll and CNN done even basic research, they might be astounded to learn that the gentleman they accused of sending this “anti-Semitic” tweet is a proud Zionist Jew and the furthest thing from an anti-Semite as one could imagine.

Mr. Carroll also called me to ask for a quote on the Trump Jr. issue. I immediately gave him a quote defending Donald Trump Jr., which they decided not to use.  

It’s shameful to watch CNN run interference for a man like George Soros, who admitted in a 60 Minutes interview that as a 14-year-old he helped Nazis locate Jews. And, when asked as an adult if he had any guilt for his actions, he astonishingly said no, while actively spreading lies to smear the names of committed Zionists.

ZOA urges CNN to immediately issue a public apology to Donald Trump Jr., the Zionist Organization of America, and all the Jewish people throughout the world who they undoubtedly offended with their smears.