- The Washington Times - Monday, October 31, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway denounced Sunday the “disgusting” behavior of a man who chanted “Jew-S-A!” at reporters during a campaign rally in Phoenix.

“That man’s conduct was deplorable,” Ms. Conway told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Had I been there, I would have asked security to remove him immediately. Clearly, he doesn’t speak for the campaign or the candidate.”

“I think what he had to say was disgusting,” she added.

Video circulated on social media Saturday showing the man, wearing a “Hillary for Prison” shirt, angrily yelling the anti-Semitic chant at Mr. Trump’s rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. The man also made a three-fingered hand gesture that resembled hate symbols flagged by the Anti-Defamation League, The Washington Post reported.

Mr. Tapper said the man in the video represented a pattern of behavior that Mr. Trump has refused to condemn at his rallies “in a very serious way.”

“People who are experts on hate groups say that there has been a comfort level that has been offered to people who are anti-Semitic and racist,” the CNN reporter said. “And these people feel comfortable coming out in the open and supporting Mr. Trump.”

Ms. Conway rejected the claim, saying “tens of thousands” of supporters attend Mr. Trump’s rallies who do not engage in such behavior.

“And these are USA-loving Americans who just want their country to be prosperous and safe again,” she said. “Don’t besmirch the good hearts and the good values of the tens of thousands, the millions of Donald Trump supporters who, frankly, just love this country.”

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