Trump must disavow the anti-Semites now infesting his campaign

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Given the milieu in which he was raised and prospered, it’s almost certain that Donald Trump is not a conscious anti-Semite.  His daughter and close adviser, Ivanka, after all, is a convert to Judaism married to an observant man. But that hasn’t kept candidate Trump from occasionally invoking a crude anti-Semitic stereotype, but that’s probably because his mind is the sort of coarse instrument in which unexamined notions of every type cluster. His presidential campaign, however, has a serious problem with this most malevolent of ancient antipathies, and the candidate needs to deal with it quickly and decisively. Last week, Trump was forced ...