(CNN) — Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis on Sunday refused to directly condemn Elon Musk for publicly endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory popular among White supremacists. The X post, which Tapper showed DeSantis, said: "Jewish communties (sic) have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them." The post also referenced "hordes of minorities" flooding Western countries, a popular antisemitic conspiracy theory. Tapper asked if antisemitism among the political right concerns DeSantis, to which DeSantis responded, "across the board." Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, responding to Musk's endorsement of the antisemitic post, told Tapper in a separate interview later Sunday, "I thought it was outrageous and dangerous."
Source: CNN November 20, 2023 06:58 UTC