Pence defends Trump against charges of antisemitism in upcoming memoir

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Former Vice President Mike Pence writes in his upcoming memoir that Donald Trump is “not anti-Semitic” and is “not a racist or a bigot,” insisting that he “would not have” served under the former president “if he was.”

“Through all the chatter about bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism — standard talking points of his opponents — it was never mentioned that his daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism,” Pence writes in So Help Me God, which will be published on Tuesday. “Her children are Jewish. I had seen him with them, and I knew how dearly he loved and cared for them. In all the time we spent together, I had never once seen him mistreat anyone on the basis of race, creed, or color.”

The argument comes as Pence recounts his experience observing the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville five years ago, when Trump faced widespread criticism…

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