Eric Trump: Bob Woodward Made ‘Three Extra Shekels’ With CNN Appearance

Lester Mason
September 13, 2018

Trump's use of the word on Fox News "certainly seems like a dog whistle", Hankes added.

President Donald Trump's son, Eric, is accused of making anti-Semitic comments in reference to Bob Woodward's new book about his father's White House.

For those of you unaware, a "shekel" is the monetary currency in Israel and it's also used by right-wing anti-semites and white supremacists, especially online, as a sarcastic and derogatory term for money, with a negative connotation that Jewish people are greedy and control the market. It'll mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels, at the behest of the American people, at the behest of our country, that's doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric.

The shekel is modern Israel's currency, but anti-semites frequently use the word when accusing American Jews of having secret influence over the USA government. "Is that really where we are?" Woodward is an American from IL who is best known for helping to uncover the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency.

After a "Fox & Friends" segment attacking Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, Trump repeated his version of a stump speech, claiming Democrats have no message, while touting the economy's performance.

And it wasn't only people on the left, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called it "garbage", and the New York Post's op-ed editor Seth Mandel called it "crap".

"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now dis-proven unnamed and anonymous sources", the president tweeted Monday.

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