Press Release

ADL Disturbed By White House Staffer’s Remark She is “Open to Meeting” With Farrakhan

New York, NY, May 4, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was deeply disturbed by comments earlier today by former reality star and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault, who in a radio interview said she would be “open to meeting” with the virulently anti-Semitic and racist leader of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan has engaged in a wide ranging campaign of anti-Semitism and hate specifically targeting the Jewish community for more than 30 years.

“Louis Farrakhan should not be made to feel welcome by anyone in the White House,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “Such an overture would only serve to legitimize his long record of conspiratorial and hateful views toward Jews. We hope that the administration will make it clear that Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic organization will find no supporters in the White House.”

Leading up to his 2015 Million Man March, Minister Farrakhan said, “I’m talk­ing about the wicked ones in the Jew­ish com­mu­nity that run Amer­ica, run the gov­ern­ment, run the world, own the banks, own the means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. They are my ene­mies!”

ADL’s Center on Extremism has long monitored Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam and has documented his record of bigotry and anti-Semitism in “Louis Farrakhan in His Own Words.”