In the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, multiple examples of hate crimes have been reported, with anti-Semitism on the rise. When the issue was brought up to Trump during his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday afternoon, the president deflected onto a different subject.

Trump on anti-Semitism

During the entire year and a half that Donald Trump was running for president, he was surrounded by a constant cloud of controversy. Due to his questionable campaign rhetoric and policy proposals, the billionaire real estate mogul would often been accused of "racism," "sexism," Islamaphobia," and other forms of prejudice.

Despite the growing backlash against him since his inauguration last month, Trump has denied any wrongdoing and vows to be a president for "all Americans." As reported by Mediaite on February 15, Trump joined Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House and took questions from the press, those one of his answers have since raised eyebrows.

After taking a question from a reporter about the rise in anti-Semitism, President Donald Trump took the time to brag about his electoral college win. "Well, I just want to say that we are, you know, very honored by the victory that we had," Trump told the reporter. The former host of "The Apprentice" then turned to the prime minister of Israel, and stated, "306 Electoral College votes.

We were not supposed to crack 220. You know that, right?"

"We are going to have peace in this country. We are going to stop crime in this country," Donald Trump said.

"We are going to do everything in our power to stop long simmering racism, and every other thing that is going on," he continued. before noting, "A lot of bad things have been taking place." At this point, Trump went on to say he has a lot Jewish friends, before pointing out that his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jarred Kushner, are both Jewish.

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Donald Trump continued to say that he will unite the country, but in recent weeks since he was sworn into office, the United States has become even more divided. Protests have taken place on an almost daily basis in opposition to the administration, with Trump's approval rating dropping to a record low of just 40 percent in the latest round of polls.

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