US President Barack Obama says he is offended by attacks against American Jews who have voiced support for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the global powers.
In a Friday interview with the Jewish newspaper The Forward released Monday, Obama said those attacking the Jews are similar to members of the African American community who disagree with the president and therefore believe he is “not black enough,” the Associated Press reported.
Obama said he is he’s “offended” when hears members of the administration “who themselves are Jewish being attacked.”
“You saw this historically sometimes in the African-American community, where there’s a difference on policy and somebody starts talking about, ‘Well, you’re not black enough,’ or ‘You’re selling out.’ And that, I think, is always a dangerous place to go.”
The US president did not directly mention anyone but White House press secretary Josh Earnest mentioned former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who like other GOP presidential hopefuls, has spoken against the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 — the US, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany — in Vienna in mid-July.