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Kellyanne Conway on Nadler’s threat to arrest White House officials over subpoenas: ‘Congress needs to calm down’

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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is firing back Tuesday against Rep. Jerry Nadler’s apparent threat to arrest or fine members of the Trump Administration if they fail to comply with Congressional subpoenas.

Nadler, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a radio interview yesterday that if “someone is in contempt of Congress, you send the Sergeant at Arms and you arrest them” or “you fine him $20,000 a day.” The New York Democrat has issued subpoenas for administration officials and is seeking documents related to Trump’s financial records and the Mueller report – but the president is refusing to play along.

“Are we actually dangling arrests of innocent citizens for not complying with subpoenas?” Conway asked on “America’s Newsroom.” “I think Congress needs to calm down a little bit on this.”

Conway also spoke about a battle Nadler currently is having with Attorney General William Barr, who is slated to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday to testify on the process behind the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. But as of Tuesday, it’s unclear whether Barr will actually attend the hearing as the two are locked in a dispute over who will be handling the questioning, sources have told Fox News.

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U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on April 18 in New York. (AP)

Conway said it’s up to Barr whether or not he wants to testify in front of the House.

“He is certainly testifying [in front of] the Senate so it’s not like he is afraid to answer questions under oath,” she told co-host Bill Hemmer.

“But the harassment of Bill Barr and the disrespect is completely disgraceful to this man who spent his career in public service and in private law practice,” Conway added, referring to criticism from Congressional Democrats over how Barr handled the report’s release.

“I think that people are just mad at Bob Mueller and his investigators for not getting the president in an interview, for shutting down the investigation before those who felt like they should produce the goods got it.”

In regards to Juan Guaido’s call Tuesday for the military to oust embattled Venezuelan ruler Nicolas Maduro, Conway said it’s time for the “madman” to go.

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An opponent to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro returns a tear gas canister in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday. (AP)

“We know Chavez was in power for about 20 years, these things take time – this has gone on for about three months with Juan Guiado. But we support the people of Venezuela and that is why we in the United States have tried to deliver so many supplies just to meet their basic needs,” she said.

“The president has made very clear all around this world that America First is not America alone and that we will stand in the breach when people like the Venezuelans are suffering,” she added.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Geraldo Rivera calls ‘innovative’ drug rehabilitation program at Florida jail a ‘real success’

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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera got an inside look at the opioid crisis with a visit to the Sarasota County Jail in Florida. Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, in the second part of his series on addiction, Rivera called the “innovative program” at the jail to help inmates overcome their addictions “a real success.”

“The county now is calling these pill pushers, what they are, murderers,” Rivera said.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 70,200 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including prescription opioids, which is nearly double the number of people who died from drug overdoses a decade before.

Rivera brought up a case in which a 41-year-old man from Florida, an overdose victim, became the first death that led to a murder conviction.

“We were able to prove that the defendant in this case provided our victim Carfentanil (a synthetic opioid),” said Detective Ben Lubrano with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

“And not only did he give him the drugs, that the victim overdosed in the defendant’s car. That the defendant actually dumped the body here on the side of the road.”

When asked if more prosecutions like this can be expected Lubrano said, “It’s a message to all the drug dealers here, that if you’re going push these drugs on our society that we’re going to take you to the full extent of the law.”

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“We’re charging people (with) homicides for dealing them, who are killing people by dealing them. Someone needs to be held accountable,” Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight said.

He added, “Looking at these guys, they all want help and we’re here to offer them help and help make them a better people.”

When asked if he fears that the inmates will resort to drugs once again when they are out of jail Knight answered, “No and we have success stories here to prove it.”

Rivera spoke with David Pruitt, a former inmate at the Sarasota County jail, who is considered a “success story.”

Pruitt, a former addict, told Rivera he has been arrested “a lot” but didn’t have an exact number. He added that he has been “clean and sober” for about six years and that he turned his life around in the Sarasota County jail.

Pruitt said he now has “a great career” and a family that loves him.

An inmate told Fox News that Pruitt’s story gives him “a sense of hope.”

“This program right here is making me not just be a better human being, but a better father, a better son, a better just everything,” another inmate said.

“Being in the recovery pod has taught me that there is a solution and there are people out there willing to help you,” a third inmate said.

Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Rivera said, “Sarasota really has an innovative approach with this pod program. Those pods, the units that are separated from the rest of the general population in the jail.”

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“What they do is they treat, they teach parenting skills and job skills and career placement.”

He added, “They have taken a recidivism rate that was 46 percent and they’ve reduced it to 13 percent among men and 6 percent recidivism among women. This is real success.”

Opioid drugs have long been used for end-of-life and post-surgery pain but starting in the 1990s, a new generation of the drugs was increasingly used to treat chronic pain. Sarasota is among more than 1,500 state and local governments fighting the opioid crisis by taking drug makers to court, asserting that the change was a major factor in a national opioid addiction and overdose crisis.

“They’ve got the lawsuits going against these soulless manufacturers who’ve made tens of billions of dollars but then at the retail level, at the grassroots level, they’re (the Sarasota County Jail is) really helping these people patch their lives together,” Rivera said.

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“It is too common in our prison systems around the country to treat these drug offenders as criminals, to give them no slack that there is any disease involved here. They are treated like burglars, like murderers, like rapists and sometimes indeed they should be because they commit these other crimes.”

“But generally speaking, most of the people in the pod are people whose crimes are drug-related, in the sense that they sell a nickel bag to get some for themselves or a dime bag. You know, they’re small-timers. So Sarasota has now taken another look at their humanity and seeing what is salvageable and that’s all the difference,” Rivera said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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US women’s soccer star Crystal Dunn ready to bring team another World Cup glory

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The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is set to defend its FIFA World Cup title this summer as the international championship will kick off in Paris in June.

Crystal Dunn, 26, will take part in her first World Cup with the U.S. team. Dunn, who didn’t make the 2015 squad that defeated Japan in the finals, told “Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade she fought hard for a spot on this year’s team.

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“I think people don’t realize that this is not an ordinary team,” Dunn said. “It’s not like club soccer. Every time you’re in with the national team, it’s basically like a tryout. Every camp is competitive. So, for three years, basically been [fighting] to get a spot and make it to this next World Cup.”

The U.S. will be in Group F, along with Thailand, Chile, and Sweden. The two teams expected to leave the group are the U.S. and Sweden – one of the top squads in the world.

“They’re gonna be tough. They’re always tough. They give us their best game every time we play them. It’s always tight – down to PKs (penalty kicks) or we win 1-0 or we tie. It’s gonna be crazy,” Dunn said.

Dunn, a forward, acknowledged that it’s “really important” for this team to put a mark on the sport as the Mia Hamm- and Abby Wambach-led teams did in the past.

“There’s a lot of people going into their first World Cup. I think that’s what’s really different between this World Cup and the last World Cup … We have a lot of young people, myself included. This will be my first World Cup. I’m really excited but everyone just needs to pull their weight and just go out and do their best,” she said.

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Dunn, who became the youngest National Women’s Soccer League MVP in 2015, currently plays for the North Carolina Courage. She leads the league in goals with four and has one assist on the season.

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Mark Steyn: Avenatti a ‘flimflam’ lawyer who will be lucky to avoid prison time

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Conservative commentator Mark Steyn joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday to discuss disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, calling the for former presidential hopeful a “flimflam” attorney.

“The reality is that if it weren’t for this arraignment, he would have been at that White House Correspondents Dinner, and they would have said he’s speaking truth to power. And they would have done all of that flimflam with him, and he is just a rotten, sleazy lawyer,” Steyn said.

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Steyn charged: “And it turns out he’s not a heroic presidential speaking truth to power a guy, he’s just a flimflam shyster who steals from his clients.”

Avenatti, the former attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. He was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California.

The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15.

Carlson asked Steyn if there was any chance Avenatti could avoid the “big house,” to which Steyn wasn’t very optimistic.

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“Not really because the federal justice system wins 99 percent of its cases. 97percent of them without ever taking them to trial,” Steyn said.

“So he is up against some pretty stiff odds.”

He added: “And the heroic [not guilty] moment here, I will be interested to see, if that survives all the way to the courthouse.”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.

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Conway calls out Ocasio-Cortez for posts about Netflix documentary while ‘away from tech’

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Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway appeared on “Hannity” Monday where she explained why she attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for not tweeting about the Sri Lanka Easter massacre and referred to media who haven’t pressed the freshman congresswoman as “fangirls.”

“I usually leave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and some of these other freshmen like Ilhan Omar, [Rashida] Tlaib alone because basically when they speak, it’s a gift to conservatives and to the Republican Party,” Conway said. But she told Sean Hannity that while she is pressed consistently on everything President Trump says, Ocasio-Cortez is treated like a ‘hero’ and goes unchallenged in the media.

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“But I really had to call her out here because I am on television shows, and I’m asked constantly, ‘Why didn’t Donald Trump say this, why did he use that word? Where is the semi-colon in this tweet where I believe it should be.’  And I said hey, does anybody ask Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who you give a hero’s welcome to?  All you fangirls ever bother to ask her why she’s been completely silent on the massacre against Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday?” Conway said.

Conway on Sunday criticized the freshman congresswoman for not tweeting about the bombings targeting Christians in  Sri Lanka.

“I see officials who get a lot of airtime and ink like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman, who tweets many times about the mosque and never once about the Christians being killed in Sri Lanka,” Conway said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter accusing Conway Sunday of attempting to “stoke suspicion” regarding the freshman lawmaker’s religion. The New York congresswoman also noted she was visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico for Easter and “away from tech.”

Conway criticized Ocasio-Cortez Monday while on ‘Hannity” for not tweeting about Sri Lanka the next day, and instead promoted a documentary about herself.

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“The very next day, still picking through the rubble in Sri Lanka, looking for survivors or of the deceased. She had time to tweet about a Netflix documentary about her,” Conway said. The Daily Caller pointed out that her tweets did end on April 18, and there were no tweets on Easter Sunday, but “her account did include both a tweet and a retweet about the upcoming movie “Knock Down The House.”

Conway reiterated the issue was not about her faith.

“It’s not about her faith, it’s about her selectivity,” Conway told Hannity.

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Buttigieg outlines his first day as president on The Daily Show

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” Monday and discussed what he would do on his first day as president if he won the general election in 2020.

The mayor of South Bend told Noah the first thing he would tackle is the electoral process itself.

“I think– Day One– you launch a package of Democratic reforms to strengthen our democracy, making voter registration easier– making it easier to get to the polls,” Buttigieg said.

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“Launching a reform to the Electoral College based on the idea that you might say is simplistic but you want to give the presidency to whoever gets the most votes,” Buttigieg said.

From there Buttigieg added that he would set his sights on “depoliticizing” the Supreme Court.

“Launching a commission to propose measures that would depoliticize the Supreme Court.   I mean big deep structural reforms that need to happen,” Buttigieg said.

The mayor said climate change was also at the top of his list.

Noah pressed Buttigieg on his reported inability to connect with African-American voters.

Buttigieg said he would continue to work on his outreach with the community and touted South Bend as a racially diverse city. He talked about his experiences with racial issues as mayor noting that he learned “good intentions were not enough” and that something needed to be done at a national level to fix inequalities.

Buttigieg met earlier with Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem for lunch and a political discussion.

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Buttigieg talked about what he learned on the job as mayor before taking a shot at President Trump.

“What you learn is the job has not just a policy element– not just a management element– but also this intangible part, the moral part which is calling people to their highest values.  It’s actually probably the thing we’re most grievously missing right now in the White House.  And we really need it, it really matters,” Buttigieg said.

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Lindsey Graham on Barr hearing: House panel is ‘way over the top’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized House Democrats Monday while appearing on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” calling requests to the Trump administration and Attorney General William Barr “political revenge.”

“What the House is doing way over the top,” Graham said. “Mueller is the final word on this. I fought like hell to make sure Mueller could do his job without interference. I introduced legislation so he couldn’t be fired without cause. And I told everybody in the country that if the president did collude with the Russians that would be horrible and terrible and I don’t believe he did and Mueller said he didn’t.”

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“This is over. This is political revenge.”

Barr is slated to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday to testify on the process behind the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, but it is unclear at this point if he will attend. Fox News learned over the weekend that Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., wanted to have committee staff question Barr on his handling of the report.

Barr wants lawmakers only to do the questioning and, according to a source close to the committee, has said he will not come in to testify based on where things currently stand.

Graham defended Barr and reiterated that House Democrats are motivated by their hatred for President Trump.

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“The House is on a witch-hunt, truly a witch-hunt to try to make something out of nothing,” Graham said. “Mueller said to Barr, ‘I can’t decide about obstruction of justice and since there is no underlying crime it would be hard to prove intent.’ The president did nothing to impede Mueller. If the House pursues this, it’s because they have gone crazy when it comes to Trump.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Geraldo Rivera: Joe Biden is Democrats’ ‘best hope’ to galvanize African-American voters

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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera said former Vice President Joe Biden was the “best hope” for Democrats to galvanize African-American voters in the 2020 presidential campaign.

“I think that Joe Biden is really the best hope. Bernie Sanders isn’t going to get that vote. Joe Biden, in part, because of the loyalty I spoke of earlier to Barack Obama, still has a tremendous magnetic attraction for the African-American community. I think he has got a good chance of landing a substantial fortune,” Rivera said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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“I would bet you that Biden would outpoll Cory Booker in the black community because he is seen as more authentic.”

Biden hit the campaign trail for the first time as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Monday in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania has been a critical battleground state in presidential elections. President Trump flipped Pennsylvania into the Republican column in 2016. Biden’s choice of Pennsylvania also signals that he is working to capture working-class voters who were swayed by Trump in 2016.

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According to Rivera, Biden’s biggest concern is age and energy, especially when it comes to dealing with Trump.

“With Biden, it’s going to depend on whether or not his physical energy — he is going to be the oldest ever president if he wins, 78 years old,” River said. “Does he have the energy to go head-to-head with the amazing Donald Trump with all of that bounding onto the stage and glad-handing and high fiving and all the rest. How long can Joe sustain that? I think that remains to be seen.”

Last week Trump took swipes at Biden’s age, 76.  Trump is 72.

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Dem and GOP strategists talk Biden’s early frontrunner status for the Democratic presidential nomination

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As former Vice President Joe Biden was about to kick off his first campaign speech in Pittsburgh, Pa., Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov and GOPAC Chairman David Avella weighed in on new poll numbers Monday suggesting the Democratic field is wide open, with Biden at the top.

In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Joe Biden, who officially announced his 2020 bid Thursday morning, enters as the early frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the poll, 17 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents back Biden, followed by 11 percent for self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Thirty-five percent had no opinion.

When asked to weigh in on the latest poll Avella said on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulker,” “When the initial Google search terms are ‘creepy Joe Biden’ and ‘Joe Biden’s age,’ and in many polls he is leading, that is not the way to start the campaign.”

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The veteran Republican strategist added, “If Joe Biden wanted to beat Barack Obama’s third term, he should have when it would have been the third term, which is 2016. Joe Biden is going to lose. He’s going to lose big and he is going to lose early.”

Biden’s announcement that he was a candidate marks the beginning of his third campaign for the White House.

Despite the recent #MeToo controversy potentially complicating his campaign, the former vice president has remained at the top of most public opinion polls.

Biden’s campaign hit a bump recently after several women publicly accused him of touching them inappropriately at events. The accusations came before Biden officially announced he was entering the race.

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“The overall ranking still has Joe Biden with about a six or seven-point edge over Bernie Sanders, keeping him in first place,” said Tarlov, a Fox News contributor.

“The fundraising numbers from his first 24 hours were astoundingly good with $6.3 million. That’s more than Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke pulled in. But again, this is week one. We’ve got to see how all this plays out,” Tarlov said. “I’m not surprised he’s showing up in union country right away. I think we’ll know more in the next few weeks, but it seems like he is maintaining that frontrunner status.”

By picking Pennsylvania for his first campaign speech of the presidential race, Biden is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election’s toughest battleground.

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“Democrats are putting their number one issue as electability. They want to make sure that they can win in 2020, and Biden is winning across the board when you ask that question,” said Tarlov.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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ADL director on California synagogue shooting: Anti-Semitism is a ‘vicious problem right now’

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Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the shooting at a southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover proves “anti-Semitism is a virulent and vicious problem right now in America.”

Greenblatt made the comment on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, shortly after he landed in New York City from San Diego. He said he flew to San Diego on Saturday, shortly after authorities said a 19-year-old man armed with an assault-type rifle opened fire inside a synagogue as worshipers were celebrating the last day of Passover, killing a woman and injuring three others.

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died of injuries she sustained in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, located in a suburb near San Diego. Three others were wounded and transported to the hospital, including the synagogue’s rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein. Goldstein was injured after suffering a gunshot wound to his hand. Noya Dahan, 8, and her uncle, Almog Peretz, 34, were also injured. Dahan was hit by shrapnel in the face and leg. Peretz was reportedly shot in the leg as he was trying to protect children in the synagogue. All three have been discharged from the hospital.

“I got there on Saturday afternoon and spent the evening praying with Rabbi Goldstein’s family and spent Sunday morning (with) Lori Kaye’s (family)” Greenblatt said on “America’s Newsroom.”

When asked how they are doing he answered, “It’s very, very hard.”

He added, “They are thankful for the fact that only one person was killed, but the loss of even one life is an enormous tragedy. And this, six months to the day of the shooting at the Tree of Life (Synagogue in Pittsburgh), the most violent anti-Semitic attack in American history and on the day, yesterday, when we kick off Holocaust memorial week. So looking at all these things come together reminds us that anti-Semitism is a virulent and vicious problem right now in America.”

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Authorities identified the alleged shooter in Saturday’s attack as 19-year-old John Earnest. He was taken into custody following the shooting.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said FBI and homicide agents have interviewed Earnest and they are looking into his social media accounts.

He said they are investigating reports that the 19-year-old, who had no prior contact with law enforcement before Saturday, had written an anti-Jewish screed online.

Gore said Earnest is also being investigated for a possible connection to arson that caused property damage at Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in Escondido, Calif. last month. No injuries were reported in that fire.

“He is a white supremacist. His manifesto clearly identified with a series of conspiratorial ideas that have been used to persecute Jews as well as other minorities for a long time,” Greenblatt said.

He added, “He’s someone whose bigotry, it may start with the Jews in terms of anti-Semitism, but anti-Semitism never ends with the Jews. It’s a disease. Hate will consume us all if we don’t respond to it.”

Greenblatt said there is a series of things that need to happen to combat the hate.

“First and foremost, our leaders need to lead and speak out clearly and consistently not only after a crisis but every day about the values that we hold dear,” said Greenblatt.

“Secondly, I think social media has a special responsibility here. Silicon Valley needs to not just innovate for financial returns, but it needs to work those algorithms to protect all of its users because Facebook and YouTube and these other platforms really are the front line today in fighting hate. It’s the place where white supremacists and many other kinds of bigots spread their poison.”

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On “America’s Newsroom,” Greenblatt also responded to a cartoon of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was called offensive because of “anti-Semitic tropes.”

The New York Times Opinion section issued a second apology Sunday over the cartoon, which showed an apparently blind Trump wearing a pair of sunglasses and being led by a dog depicted as Netanyahu. The dog had a Star of David collar. The cartoon appeared in the paper’s opinion section next to a column penned by Thomas Friedman.

“We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of The New York Times that circulates outside of the United States, and we are committed to making sure nothing like this happens again,” the opinion section tweeted Sunday.

“Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable,” continued the apology, which was widely shared on Twitter.

The new apology said that the decision to run the syndicated cartoon was made by a single editor working without adequate oversight.

The political cartoon was criticized globally by numerous social media users, who said the Times’ first statement was inadequate.

“Let’s not call it a cartoon. It’s propaganda pure and simple,” said Greenblatt in response.

He added, “It doesn’t belong in any mainstream American publication, certainly not the New York Times.”

He added, “It reminds us that anti-Semitism comes in many forms. We were just talking about new media, you also see it in traditional media. Sometimes it’s over chants of ‘Jews will not replace us’ in Charlottesville. Sometimes it’s thinly veiled like this supposedly criticism of Israel. But it’s anti-Semitism pure and simple.”

Greenblatt said he felt compelled to tweet in reaction to the drawing because “we feel so strongly about this” but added, “the ADL doesn’t just tweet, we act. So we’ve been engaged with the management at The New York Times.”

Greenblatt said, “I spoke to management at the Times before that second apology and I explained to them clearly, an apology is not enough. We need action and accountability. That means policies and procedures need to change. That means they need to not only own up to what they’ve done, they need to get out front of this.”

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“Just Imagine the man who murdered Lori Kaye in San Diego County on Saturday, he was influenced — we know from his manifesto — by this idea of Jewish control, Jewish manipulation, exactly the kind of image that The New York Times printed just a few hours earlier.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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