(CTN News) – The White House condemned Elon Musk on Friday for his endorsement of an antisemitic social media post.
Musk, a self-proclaimed free speech advocate, wrote on Wednesday that an X post “said the actual truth,” replying to an antisemitic post that claimed Jewish communities are advocating a dialectical hatred of whites that they claim they want people to stop using against them.
In response to the post, Musk responded by saying “the actual truth.”
In addition to that, the post also spoke of “hordes of minorities that are supporting floods in their country,” referring to an antisemitic conspiracy theory that falsely claims that Jews would like to flood the country with nonwhites in order to displace whites from their homes.
There is no doubt in my mind that the White House is condemning “this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest possible terms,” as the White House spokesperson Andrew Bates put it in a statement posted to X, formerly known as Twitter.
“We must never repeat the disgusting lie behind the most mortal act of antisemitism in White House American history at any time whatsoever, but particularly so one month after the single most devastating day for Jews since the Holocaust”, wrote Bates in a letter to the New York Times one month after the most critical day for Jewish people since the Holocaust.
A few days later, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla followed up on his statement by claiming the Anti-Defamation League “unjustly attacks the majority of Westerners, even though most Westerners support Israel and the Jewish people,” as a result of the fact that they cannot “criticize the minorities who are their primary threats.”
The Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 has sparked a groundswell of anti-Semitism in the United States, which is in response to a rising tide of anti-Semitism after the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7.
Over the course of this period, Musk has endorsed the post. In a statement released by the White House, it was confirmed that the administration would “continue to condemn antisemitism wherever possible.”