I will say that we are going to have peace in this country. In our investigation into hate crime in Germany, particularly hate crime associated with xenophobia, we found that the rhetoric of leaders matters a great deal. "He said, 'I've known Donald Trump for a long time, ' and then he said, 'Forget it.' So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that".
Yet an accusation of personal anti-Semitism was all that Trump seemed to hear from Turx.
Trump then proceeded to call for an end to racism and "every other thing that's going on".
Trump drew ire from the Jewish-American community after he released a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that decried the "horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror" but failed to specifically mention either anti-Semitism or Jews. "I think we should put that to rest".
Did Trump just acknowledge he won the election only because we have a "very divided nation"?
"Let me just tell you something, that, um, I hate the charge".
President Trump got into a heated exchange Thursday with a Jewish reporter who asked what the president would do to combat the rising number of anti-Semitic incidents.
Trump responded to the allegation by saying that he has "so many [Jewish] friends, a daughter [Ivanka, who converted to Judaism] who happens to be here right now, a son-in-law [Jared Kushner], and three attractive grandchildren". A son-in-law, and... three attractive grandchildren.
In November, Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said: "The American Jewish community has not seen this level of anti-Semitism in mainstream political and public discourse since the 1930s".
Trump's coup de grace came when he cited the fact that his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, and their children are Jewish.
That response angered many Jewish groups and representatives. The Anti-Defamation League wasn't satisfied with Trump's response today, tweeting, "Troubling that @POTUS failed to condemn real issue of anti-Semitism in USA today". "You're going to see a lot of love. OK?" I think a lot of good things are happening. "And you're gonna see a lot of love".
"We are very honoured by the victory that we had", Mr Trump said in response to an Israeli reporter's question.