Farrakhan, who has a long history of making anti-Semitic comments, thanked his Jewish dissenters for spreading his name all over the world. He proceeded with a diatribe about his “stupid” Jewish critics.
“To members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much, for putting my name all over the planet because of your fear of what we represent,” Farrakhan said. “I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much.”
He went on to say that he wasn’t mad at the Jewish community because he believes that they are “so stupid” and that “every knock is a boost.”
“They call me an anti-Semite. Stop it. I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference,” Farrakhan continued.
Clinton castigated Farrakhan on Twitter for his “dangerous” rhetoric, saying it made her “skin crawl.” She then signaled to Democrats that they should find Farrakhan’s comments as “equally unacceptable” as President Donald Trump’s comment about immigrants “infesting our nation.
Twitter responded to the backlash Farrakhan’s tweet received by saying it was not in violation of the company’s current policies.