Senator Franken Calls Out New Advert As Antisemetic, Trump Campaign

Democrat Senator Al Franken of Minnesota has called out what he described as “a German shephard whistle, a dog whistle” in a new 2 minute advert for the Donald Trump campaign for presidential election in which images of 3 salient and Jewish persons are depicted around images of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, while Mr Trump narrates:

“The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election, for those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind.” , The Guardian reported.

The three persons shown along with the Democratic candidate for president Hillary Rodham Clinton were chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, chair at the federal reserve, Janet Yellen and financier George Soros.

Senator Al Franken spoke on CNN‘s State of the Union with interviewer Jake Tapper, saying that the content of the advert had a “Elders Of Zion feel to it, the international banking crisis conspiracy” The Guardian defines The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as:

“a fabricated text first published in 1903 that circulated around Europe disseminating a vicious conspiracy about a Jewish plot for world domination over the economy and culture.”

Mr Franken stated that the advert was a “dog whistle to a certain group in the United States” that had an an “appeal to some of the worse elements in our society in the closing argument” of the election.

©Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
©Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

The Republican candidate Mr Trump has feigned ignorance while presenting symbolism of antisemitism and racism, claiming not to understand the meaning of the racial slur “Uncle Tom” after it is explained to him and persisting to use the term, claiming to know nothing of Klu Klux Klan organization and leader David Duke, while being unable to denounce them, claiming to be misunderstood when making a tweet which depicted a background of cash and a Star of David (claiming it was merely a star to himself). The tweet was deleted and amended as shown below. Perhaps most contrary and bizarre, claiming not to be a racist while having made statements such as “he’s Mexican, we’re building a wall”, “Miss Housekeeping”, etc.

Mr Trump has shown a fondness of conspiracies, or has referenced them often throughout his campaign for presidency, from associating potential candidate Ted Cruz‘s father Rafael Cruz with the assassination of president John F. Kennedy (National Enquirer article reference), to an allegation that the Clinton’s were indirectly or directly responsible for an alleged faked suicide of their aide, deputy White House counsel Vince Foster, to the birther conspiracies in reference to an alleged counterfeit birth certificate of President Barack Obama. Mr Trump often makes appearances of the show of radio host and Trump supporter Alex Jones who claimed that President Obama & Hillary R Clinton are demons.

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