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The Trump administration's three 'court Jews' disgrace themselves

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Shulkin said he will continue to speak. "Staying silent on these issues is not acceptable," he said.

Amen.

Even the rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion, Haskel Lookstein, joined in a statement saying he was "deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered."

Amen.

Even Sheldon Adelson's Republican Jewish Coalition called for "greater moral clarity" from Trump, saying "there are no good Nazis."

Amen.

As I write this, my 13-year-old has come into my office and said the neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville synagogue make her reluctant to return to Hebrew school. She also asks if our family will be a target because people know I'm Jewish.

This is what Trump has done to America. And this is what Cohn, Mnuchin and Kushner allow with their shameful silence.

Do they prize their appointments so much? Well then, don't quit. Speak out. Let him fire you. But don't play the court Jew.

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