Jewish groups dismayed by Trump’s response to anti-Semitism question

“We are going to do everything within our power to stop long-simmering racism and every other thing that’s going on. and asked Trump what he had to say to Jews who see Trump’s administration fanning xenophobia. We were not supposed to crack 220,” Trump responded. “We are very honored by the victory that we had: 306 Electoral College votes. There’s a lot of bad things have taken place over a long period of time.”
“As far as people, Jewish people, so many friends. We expect our leadership to provide clear and unequivocal condemnation against all acts and forms of hatred, bigotry, racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism.”
  A daughter who happens to be here right now,” Trump continued, gesturing toward his Jewish daughter Ivanka Trump.” He then promised a different United States. The URJ represents the largest stream of Judaism in the U.S. “You’re going to see a lot of love.”
Trump’s response bothered Jewish groups already upset by Trump’s seeming disinterest in helping to create a Palestinian state along Israel — a state that majorities of American Jews and Israelis, think is necessary to peace in the region. “Donald Trump’s inability to simply condemn antisemitism boggles the mind,” said Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action. Trump’s abdication of a two-state solution could “devastate” Israel’s prospects for peace, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the Union for Reform Judaism said in a statement after Trump’s press conference. His answer — or seeming lack of one — angered many prominent Jewish Americans. “We also find it extraordinarily troubling,” Jacobs continued, “that both leaders were unresponsive when asked about the recent rise in anti-Semitism. “There is tremendous enthusiasm out there.”
Trump then said he would bring peace to the nation, stop crime and hopefully,
heal the divisions in the country. WASHINGTON (RNS) The reporter asked President  Trump about the rise of anti-Semitism in America. “Rather than acknowledge the rising tide of antisemitism in the United States (driven largely by his embrace of white nationalist staffers, rhetoric and policies), he opted instead to brag once again about his Electoral College victory.”
At a joint White House press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an Israeli reporter noted the recent spike in anti-Semitism in the U.S.