- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A D.C. Council member who apologized over the weekend for suggesting that Jewish financiers control the weather has propagated the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in the past.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr., a Democrat, claimed that the Rothschilds — a European Jewish banking family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild — control the World Bank and the federal government during a Feb. 27 gathering of top city officials, The Washington Post reported Tuesday morning.

“There’s this whole concept with the Rothschilds — control the World Bank, as we all know — infusing dollars into major cities,” Mr. White said, according to video footage reviewed by The Post. “They really pretty much control the federal government, and now they have this concept called resilient cities in which they are using their money and influence into local cities.”

No one in the room, including Democratic Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, challenged Mr. White’s remarks. Ms. Bowser later said when reached by The Post that his comments were not acceptable.

The news comes two days after Mr. White was forced to apologize for pushing the Rothschild conspiracy when it came to “climate control.”

While shooting a brief Facebook video Friday morning of him driving through downtown Washington as snowflakes fell on his windshield, Mr. White said, “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We’re a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

Mr. White initially defended his comments but apologized Sunday evening after The Post broke the story. He has not yet addressed The Post’s story about his February remarks.

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