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Trump Adviser Retweets Anti-Semitic Remark, Calls It a ‘Mistake’

It seems Michael Flynn, once considered a vice presidential candidate, is still learning how to use Twitter

by
Jesse Bernstein
July 25, 2016
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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who was rumored to have been considered a VP candidate for Donald Trump, caused an uproar over the weekend when he retweeted an anti-Semitic message that blamed the recent Wikileaks release of DNC emails on Jews.

“The corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything to get #NeverHillary into power. This is a new low,” tweeted Flynn, who linked his message to another tweet: “>CNN implicated. ‘The USSR is to blame!’ … Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.” Reported Politico:

Flynn was responding Sunday to an assertion by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, on CNN that Russia was behind the hack and release of tens of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails last week.



That user’s tweet linked to a post from CNN Politics sharing the clip of Mook’s remarks.

Flynn deleted the tweet and called it a “mistake,” adding that he had intended to simply link to a CNN video that the original poster had included. The video shows Hillary Clinton’s campaign director Robby Mook floating the theory that Russian intelligence agencies had timed the leaks of the DNC emails in order to prop up their preferred candidate, Donald Trump.

Flynn, who is an adviser to Trump, spoke for the GOP candidate during the convention. Trump himself recently praised Flynn’s new book on Obama’s failures in Middle East policy.

Jesse Bernstein is a former Intern at Tablet.

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