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At White House antisemitism roundtable, Doug Emhoff laments ‘epidemic of hate’

WASHINGTON — US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff on Wednesday lamented what he called an “epidemic of hate” facing the country, in remarks at a White House roundtable discussion with Jewish leaders on the recent rise of antisemitism.

The gathering was held amid a surge in anti-Jewish vitriol spread by public figures, including famous rapper Kanye West.

“Let me be clear — words matter. People are no longer saying the quiet parts out loud, they are screaming them,” Emhoff said. “We cannot normalize this. We all have an obligation to condemn these vile acts. We must not stay silent. There is no either or. There are no two sides. Everyone must be against this.”

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