Senior Trump adviser accused of anti-Semitism

One of Trump’s top advisers denies allegations of anti-Semitism, saying that he’s proud of his wife’s Jewish heritage.

In a new blow to the Trump campaign, Joseph Schmitz, one of U.S. Republican nominee’s top advisers, is being accused of anti-Semitism, supporting claims that the party tolerates Jew-hatred.

Schmitz, while serving as Defense Department inspector-general under the George W. Bush administration, received formal complaints for counting his success in “firing the Jews” as a tenure achievement, according to The Jerusalem Post.

He is also accused of Holocaust denial. “Schmitz also allegedly lectured an employee ‘on the details of concentration camps and how the ovens were too small to kill six million Jews,’ wrote a complainant, Daniel Meyer, who once oversaw whistleblower cases at the Pentagon,” the Post said. “His complaint, originally obtained and published by the McClatchy Company, is before the executive branch’s quasi-judicial agency called the Merit Systems Protection Board.”

Schmitz has denied the charges against him, saying, “These allegations are completely false and defamatory,” Times of Israel reported.

“I do not recall ever even hearing of any ‘allegations of anti-Semitism against [me],’ which would be preposterously false and defamatory because, among other reason(s), I am quite proud of the Jewish heritage of my wife of 38 years,” he wrote in an email, the Times added.

Schmitz, 59,  is now an attorney in private practice.

By: World Israel News Staff

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