Trump Picks Nixon’s “Jew Counter” to lead Think Tank

❝ On Wednesday, President Trump announced his intention to appoint longtime Republican operative Fred Malek as chair of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a highly recognized think tank that is part of the Smithsonian Institution.

While the position may be a relatively obscure one, Trump’s selection of Malek — coming as it does on the heels of the president defending neo-Nazis who were involved in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — is significant, as Malek was involved in one of the most notorious anti-Semitic episodes in modern American history.

❝ Malek, now 80, served as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon. In that role, in 1971, he put together a list of “important Jewish officials” who were working in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Four of those officials were later demoted.

❝ As The Atlantic has detailed, Nixon had come to believe that Democratic Jews in the BLS were conspiring against him after the bureau released a report playing down a drop in the unemployment rate, and ordered Malek to work on purging them from leadership positions.

We’ve got to get a man in charge who is not Jewish to control the Jewish… Do you understand?” Nixon told chief of staff H.R. Halderman.

In classic fashion, Malek said he “was only following orders”. Should fit in perfectly with the fake president.

One thought on “Trump Picks Nixon’s “Jew Counter” to lead Think Tank

  1. Footnote says:

    “Nixon’s Jew Count: the Whole Story! A multimedia extravaganza.” (2007) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/2007/09/nixons_jew_count_the_whole_story.html (includes link to tapes). See also “Malek Talks! Fred Malek makes his most detailed public statement about counting Jews for Richard Nixon, but he omits the most shameful part.” (2011)
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2011/04/malek_talks.html includes archive. Article published on the on the occasion of Malek receiving an award from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. https://www.horatioalger.org/members/member-detail/?id=003j000000f215DAAQ See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Malek#BLS_controversy

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