CNN's Santorum Urges Trump To Blame Muslim College Students For Anti-Semitism And "Stifl[ing] Opposition Voices"

Rick Santorum: “There’s Been A Rash Of Anti-Semitism Going On In College Campuses” Perpetuated By Pro-Palestinian Groups, Progressives, And Muslims

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From the February 21 edition of CNN's Wolf:

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RICK SANTORUM: It doesn't make any sense to me why [President Donald Trump waited to denounce anti-Semitism], and I would just make the argument, as I tried to this morning, there's been a rash of anti-Semitism going on in college campuses now that's growing. I saw a report earlier that a 45 percent increase year-over-year from last year. It continues to grow. It's being perpetrated not just by the pro-Palestinian groups on college campuses, but also from progressive groups. This is a sweet spot for the president to be in, and I just am a little amazed that he hasn't hit on, not just what's happened to Jewish community centers, but also what's happening on college campuses. 

WOLF BLITZER (HOST): You want President Trump to be hitting that so-called BDS movement, the boycott, divest, sanction that's going on around college campuses?

SANTORUM: I think maybe just part of it is there's so much going on at the White House. It's all new. He’s trying to get a lot of things done. But to me, this is an area that really deserves some focus and can actually substantiate a lot of the concerns that he's raised about what's going on with religious tolerance in this country, with religious freedom in this country, and the role that Muslims are playing on college campuses to stifle opposition voices. 

BLITZER: Well, it's not just Muslims on college campuses. 

SANTORUM: Well, but I'm talking in this, the BDS movement, yes, it is. And progressives

BLITZER: There's a lot of -- there's a lot of liberals. There's some liberal Jews who are out there promoting this as well.

Previously:

CNN's Rick Santorum: It Doesn't "Fit With The Narrative" For Trump To Comment On Deaths Of Minorities, Muslims

Anti-Semites Praise Trump For Berating Jewish Reporter And Refusing To Condemn Anti-Semitism In Press Conference

“Trump Manages To Channel Goebbels”: White Nationalists Cheer Nominee’s Conspiratorial Speech Packed With Anti-Semitic Themes

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Diversity & Discrimination, Religion, The Presidency & White House
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CNN
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Donald Trump, Rick Santorum
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