In perhaps not so shocking news, Donald Trump is employing an anti-Semitic guy who thinks the holocaust never existed. I’m sure there’s nothing Neo-Nazi about this, though.
Joseph Schmitz has two claims to fame in the “I hate the Jews” club. First was during his tenure as a Defense Department inspector general. While there, he openly bragged to co-workers about how he pushed Jewish employees out of the workplace.
Daniel Meyer, a senior official who worked in the Pentagon at the time, described the remarks Schmitz made. “His [Schmitz’s] summary of his tenure’s achievement reported as ‘I fired the Jews.'”
Schmitz’s second act of stupidity was the time he openly denied the Holocaust to both Meyer and another top Pentagon official, John Crane. “In his final days, he [Schmitz] allegedly lectured Meyer and Crane on the details of concentration camps and how the ovens were too small to kill 6 million Jews.”
Schmitz has denied any of this ever happened, and said that he can’t possibly hate the Jews, because his wife is Jewish.
“I’m not racist, I work with a black guy …..”
We have a presidential candidate who retweets white supremacists on Twitter and uses Stars of David to attack his political opponent now found to be employing a terribly anti-Semitic person who claims to know more than the Nazi’s did about how to kill 6 million Jews. Where do we go from here? I honestly don’t know, and I’m afraid to find out.