Uh huh. The classic, “some of my best friends are Jews” defense.
A local lawmaker in Washington, DC, has apologised for sharing a video based on a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather.
Councilman Trayon White Sr posted a video of snow flurries on Friday and warned of “climate manipulation”.
He blamed the Rothschilds, a famous Jewish business dynasty, who are a target of anti-Semitic conspiracies.
Mr White apologised for his comments on social media and said he “did not intend to be anti-Semitic”.
“I really do apologise,” he said on Twitter. “I work very closely with the Jewish community and never want to offend anyone, especially with Anti-Semitic remarks.”