Bee noted on Wednesday’s “Full Frontal” that “mainstream conservatives would never say anything negative about Jewish people outright,” but instead were using subtle anti-Semitic terms such as “coastal elites,” “globalists” and “Hollywood liberals.”
Their current “biggest, loudest dog whistle” is George Soros, Bee explained. She pointed out that right-wingers depict the “billionaire investor and Jewish Holocaust survivor who created a charitable foundation called Open Society” as a “demonic, Nazi, commie super-villain” who controls the world.
“Scapegoating Jewish people is an ancient, horrible tradition and it is happening in our country,” said Bee.
“Republicans didn’t ask their supporters to take an AR-15 and massacre praying Jews,” she added, in reference to Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. “But Republicans were speaking a language that shooter heard loud and clear.”
Watch Bee’s dissection of Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) promotion of white nationalist views here: