Trump says Anne Frank "tragically never had the makings of a 10"
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Wednesday, Donald Trump drew fire from American Jews after the former reality TV star assured the largely Jewish, affluent crowd that gathered at Manhattan's Central Synagogue they were lucky to be "alive in America today."
"Tragically, Anne Frank never had the makings of a 10," he said.
Audience members said Trump's remarks about Anne Frank felt "horrifying, authentically anti-Semitic and passionately sexist, even as the words left his lips," according to Sam Kahn, the famous Jewish American baseball writer.
But in an interview with the New York Times, Sean Spicer - an aspiring actor, friend of Trump's, and self-described "Seinfeld fan" - said Trump's remarks were misconstrued by over-sensitive Jewry, who "callously belittle Trump's courageous solidarity with Holocaust survivors."
When a Jewish reporter accused Trump of anti-Semitism outside the synagogue, Trump said, "I'm the least anti-Semitic person I know, you Jew fag," before asking his son-in-law to punch the reporter.