We recently discussed the bizarre statement from D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) that Jewish bankers controlled the weather. White’s stupefying stupidity became an international sensation, which he did not help with his apology: “I have spoke [sic] to leader and my friends at Jews United for Justice and they are helping me to understand the history of comment [sic] made against Jews.” Putting aside the need for a refresher, White sought to mollify his critics with a visit to the Holocaust Museum which has made the situation only worse with bizarre questions and an early departure.
At one point, White stopped to look at this picture of a woman being paraded down a street wearing a large sign reading “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers. Here is how the Washington Post reported the exchange that followed:
D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?”
Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo.
“No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.”
“Marching through is protecting,” White said.
“I think they’re humiliating her,” Williams replied.
White then disappeared and later, when called by a Rabbi, explained that he had to go to a ward meeting half way through tour.
His staff fared little better. When the Rabbi was showing White’s staff images of the Wassaw Ghetto, one of the staffers asked whether it was similar to “a gated community.”
It must taken considerable self-control for the Rabbi, who responded “Yeah, I wouldn’t call it a gated community. More like a prison.”
When asked if he no longer believed the Jewish banking family the Rothschilds controlled the weather, White said “This opportunity has given me the chance to meet a lot of great Jews, a lot of people. A lot of good Jews that I’ve never had the chance to meet before, It’s an awesome experience.”