The White House on Friday slammed Elon Musk for promoting “antisemitic and racist hate” after he boosted a tweet claiming Jewish people “promote hatred against whites.”
Musk endorsed a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, from a user pushing an antisemitic claim that Jewish communities have been “pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.”
“I’m deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations coming to the disturbing realization that those hordes of minorities that support flooding their country don’t exactly like them too much,” the user continued. “You want truth said to your face, there it is.”
Musk responded: “You have said the actual truth.”
The claim promotes the antisemitic conspiracy theory that Jews want to flood the country with minorities. This conspiracy theory was espoused by the shooter who carried out the country’s deadliest antisemitic attack at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.
Musk later claimed in another post that:“The ADL unjustly attacks the majority of the West, despite the majority of the West supporting the Jewish people and Israel. This is because they cannot, by their own tenets, criticize the minority groups who are their primary threat. It is not right and needs to stop.”
In a statement Friday, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said that the administration condemns “this abhorrent promotion of Antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms.”
“It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of antisemitism in American history at any time, let alone one month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust,” Bates added. “We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and compromises the safety of our communities.”