Trump attack at Jewish reporter Chuck Todd host of Meet the Press today calling him “Sleepy eyes” which some people are claiming is antisemitic based on Nazi related and white supremacist using the term or similar term to describe Jews.
When is a tweet by the U.S. president to a Jewish journalist just another insulting childish nickname and when is it an anti-Semitic slur?
It is a distressing sign of the times that this is a question even worth dwelling on. But on Sunday, shortly after Trump again denigrated the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd, with his designated nickname “Sleepy Eyes,” angry charges of hate speech began to fly across social media – even though it’s hard to find any evidence to back up that claim.
Many outraged tweeters argued that the president had chosen that particular schoolyard insult for Todd because he is Jewish.