A Jewish executive of the Trump Organization decried the "character assassination" of the GOP presumptive nominee after his campaign's use of a meme
widely viewed as a Star of David in an anti-Hillary Clinton ad.
In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post,
chief legal officer and executive vice president Jason Greenblatt, who also is an adviser to Donald Trump, lauded his boss's "utter lack of the slightest ill will toward Jews," his "lifelong embrace of the Jewish people" and his "record of staunch support for Jewish causes and Israel."
"I should know," Greenblatt writes. "I am an observant Jew and have had the privilege of working for Mr. Trump for nearly two decades."
"Mr. Trump hasn’t merely tolerated my religious observance; he has encouraged it," Greenblatt writes.
"His message has always been supportive and understanding as I have hurried out of the office for a Jewish holiday, in the midst of a major transaction, grinding negotiations to a complete halt for three full days. He has told me: 'Go home, go pray, and be with your family. . . . We will pick it up after the holiday.' Those words represent who Mr. Trump is in his heart and in practice."
Greenblatt acknowledges the "hatred and bigotry
" that continues against Jews — particularly on social media, but argues, "blaming Mr. Trump will not solve this destructive problem."
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