Jake Turx of Ami Magazine appeared on Fox News Thursday night to discuss a high-profile encounter with President Donald Trump that afternoon.

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Turx made headlines when he asked President Trump about whether there was a rise of antisemitism in the United States. Trump explained that he wasn’t an anti-Semite, then later told Turx to “sit down” and stop talking.

According to Turx, President Trump is bothered on a personal level that there is anti-antisemitism in the United States.

“He’s done an unprecedented amount of outreach for the Orthodox Jewish Community…I’ve seen him firsthand…It’s very unfair what’s been done to him, and I understand why he is so defensive,” Turx said.

Earlier in the day, Turx took to Twitter to defend the president.

“President Trump clearly misunderstood my question. This is highly regretful and I’m going to seek clarification,” Turx wrote.

Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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