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Published On: Mon, Mar 19th, 2018

Washington DC council member Trayon White says snowfall caused by the Jews controlling the weather

A D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries and then espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather.

“It just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation” White, a Democrat, said in the video clip.

public domain pic from May 4 1916

“And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

The Rothschild family, a European banking dynasty, rose to prominence over generations, becoming subject to anti-Semetic conspiracy theories claiming that the family, along with other Jews, secretly shape world events.

When initially pressed about the video, White told the Post that the “video says what is says.”
He later apologized after an initial report.

“I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended,” White wrote in a post on Instagram. “The Jewish community have been allies with me in my journey to help people. I did not intend to be Anti- Semitic (sic), and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues.”

Jews United for Justice, a D.C.-based advocacy group that endorsed White in 2016, was helping him understand “the history of comments made against Jews.”The organization acknowledged speaking to White in a tweet:

“We spoke with @trayonwhite tonight about how his comments played into the long history of antisemitism. We look forward to working with him toward deeper understanding of antisemitism and toward our collective liberation.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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