The White House issued a statement of condemnation of Elon Musk’s support of an antisemitic social media post on Friday.
While responding to an antisemitic claim that Jewish communities have been “pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them,” Musk, a self-proclaimed free speech advocate, wrote that an X post “said the actual truth.”
The statement also made reference to the “hordes of minorities that support flooding their country,” a common antisemitic conspiracy theory that erroneously claims Jews seek to bring in a large number of people of colour to replace whites.
Spokesperson for the White House Andrew Bates made a statement to X (previously known as Twitter) in which the administration condemned “this abhorrent promotion of Antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms.”
One month after the bloodiest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust, Bates stated, “it is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of Antisemitism in American history.”
Later, in a follow-up tweet, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said that the ADL “unjustly attacks the majority of the West, despite the majority of the West supporting the Jewish people and Israel.” This, he said, is because the ADL “cannot criticise the minority groups who are their primary threat.”
Amid growing antisemitism in the United States following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, Musk’s support of the post stands out. President Trump’s administration, according to Bates, will “continue to condemn antisemitism at every turn.”