Trump vows to ‘eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism’ after ‘horrific’ Hanukkah machete attack

President Trump pledged to “fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism” after five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration in New York on Saturday night.

Police have identified 37-year-old Grafton Thomas as the man who stabbed five Orthodox Jews at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, New York, with what appeared to be a machete after breaking into the establishment. He was arraigned Sunday morning on five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary and pleaded not guilty to all.

Later that afternoon, the president tweeted his condolences and vowed to help fight anti-Semitism in America.

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