CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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(Washington: Sunlen Serfaty) The first public speech from President Trump about the rise in anti-Semitism in the US featured; statistics on incidents at Jewish community centers cited; details given about the criticism of his stances during the presidential election campaign. [TRUMP - speaks against anti-Semitism.] [Twice last week, TRUMP - deflects anti-Semitism questions: says he is anti-Semitic.] The response of his critics to his denunciation discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from Steven Goldstein of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect quoted. Live discussion held with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt & Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center about Trump & anti-Semitism. [GREENBLATT, HIER - offer views on Trump's moral leadership, but concrete steps need to be taken to bring culprits to justice, that calling Trump an anti-Semite is over the line, how actions could be taken against hate crimes.]
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