February 27, 2017 / 7:38 PM / in 9 months

Trump concerned about attacks on Jewish cemeteries -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is concerned about vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and condemns anti-Semitic and other hateful acts, the White House said on Monday.

Local and national media report on more than 170 toppled Jewish headstones after a weekend vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, U.S. February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Gannam -

“The president continues to be deeply disappointed and concerned by the reports of further vandalism at ... Jewish cemeteries,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a daily news briefing.

“The president continues to condemn these and any other forms of anti-Semitic and hateful acts in the strongest terms,” he said, referring to a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia that was vandalised and other acts.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Washington Newsroom

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