Tucker Carlson claims he didn’t use anti-Semitic trope despite suggesting Vindman has a dual loyalty

Carlson alleged that Vindman was someone who holds “strongly-held views on Ukrainian politics — views that may or may not align with U.S. policy on the subject.”

There is a long history of accusing Jews of being disloyal to the countries where they reside, which is a form of anti-Semitism. In the 1890s, a French captain named Alfred Dreyfus was accused of being a German spy and publicly disgraced despite exculpatory evidence. The dual loyalty slur appeared more recently when Trump claimed that American Jews who vote for Democrats, whom he in turn claimed were anti-Israel, were “disloyal.”

In response to a Salon request for comments, Fox News sent a statement attributed to Carlson.

Article URL : https://www.salon.com/2019/11/20/tucker-carlson-claims-he-didnt-use-anti-semitic-trope-despite-suggesting-vindman-has-a-dual-loyalty/amp

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