On February 16, the New York Times, the go-to paper for the alt-left, ran an attack editorial piece deriding President Donald Trump's response to two reporters who queried about how his administration sought to address the scourge of anti-Semitism. The editorial insinuated that Trump was aloof about the subject and insulated himself from criticism by pointing to his Jewish familial ties and strong support for Israel. It also implied that anti-Semitism is a recent phenomenon, a product of Trump's immigration policies.
Admittedly, the president could have responded in a more forceful and robust manner in addressing this very important issue. In at least one instance, Mr. Trump likely misunderstood the reporter's question – which was somewhat incoherent and rambling – leading to an unfortunate, charged exchange. But the New York Times' editorial was not only far off the mark, it was disingenuous and reeked of hypocrisy.