PBS NewsHour

How the Tree of Life attack reflects American anti-Semitism

Clip: 10/30/2018 | 13m 28s

President Trump called Saturday’s synagogue shooting anti-Semitic and “an assault on humanity.” But a chorus of voices argues that the president himself has fostered a national atmosphere of hatred. William Brangham speaks with Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, and historian Deborah Lipstadt about social media's role as an amplifier and politicians who "embolden" violence.

Aired: 10/30/18

Rating: NR

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