Jonathan Weisman, a deputy Washington editor at the New York Times, had no idea what would happen when he tweeted out an op-ed piece, "This is how fascism comes to America," by historian Robert Kagan last Wednesday night. Within minutes, he was inundated by a barrage of vicious anti-Semitic comments, including gruesome images like Weisman pictured as a concentration camp inmate while Trump in a Nazi uniform prepares to push a button labeled "gas."
In a Sunday opinion piece, Weisman called out Trump for not speaking out:
And still, we have heard nothing from Mr. Trump, no denunciation, no broad renouncing of racist, anti-Semitic support, no expressions of sympathy for its victims. The Republican Jewish Coalition on Tuesday released what can only be described as equivocation as an art form: "We abhor any abuse of journalists, commentators and writers, whether it be from Sanders, Clinton or Trump supporters. There is no room for any of this in any campaign."