After Democratic California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein released the Senate testimony of Glenn Simpson — the owner of Fusion GPS, which produced the controversial "dossier" on Donald Trump — the president was furious.
The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Using "sneaky" to describe the Jewish senator seemed pointed; it's a pejorative often directed at people of that faith. A German politician recently hurled the description at a peer, calling him a "Sneaky Jew."
The Anti-Defamation League has yet to weigh in on Trump's tweet and hasn't yet responded to a request for comment for The Advocate.
Many have already stated they understand Trump's intention with the tweet.
Trump was going to call her "Sheisty Dianne Feinstein" instead of Sneaky Dianne Feinstein but he couldn't spell it.
Trump also doesn't like Jews.
— Name (@Amanda_Kerri) January 10, 2018
So. I'm represented (according to this guy), I'm represented by "Sneaky" Dianne Feinstein and "Sleazy" Adam Schiff.
Should I be concerned that he's given these two nicknames to two Jewish members of Congress? Because...I think I should be concerned. https://t.co/DcOPxpPYca
— Malcolm P. Johnson (@admiralmpj) January 10, 2018
I'm just curious how @SenFeinstein feels about the nickname "Sneaky Dianne Feinstein" as a Jewish legislator? What's next? Scheming Ben Cardin? Covetous Chuck Schumer?
— Jack Walsh (@JackWaltimore) January 10, 2018
Trump has a long history of anti-Jewish controversies. Just to mention a few, he tweeted an image in 2016 that featured Hillary Clinton, a Star of David, and money. Trump later changed the image and claimed it was not meant to connote stereotypes about Jews and money. Last year he retweeted an article from a website that promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Most recently, writer Michael Wolffe wrote in his best-selling book on the Trump presidency, Fire and Fury, that Trump has a "creepy" fascination with who is Jewish within his administration.