D.C. Democratic Lawmaker Donated to Event Where Farrakhan Denounced Jews

D.C. city councilman Trayon White Sr. (D.) / Twitter
• April 20, 2018 6:24 pm


D.C. City Councilman Trayon White Sr. (D.) donated to an event in Chicago where National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan again denounced Jews.

White donated $500 from his constituent services account to the Chicago event known as "Saviours’ Day," the Washington Post reports. Campaign finance law dictates that the constituent services account's privately-raised funds must be used on D.C. residents.

White denied knowing about the payment. However, the account's treasurer, Darryl Ross, said otherwise.

"He said to me, ‘I want you to make a payment to the Nation of Islam for Saviours’ Day,’" Ross told the Post. "So I went on the website to get the information I needed in order to make the payment."

The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has demanded that White turn over all documents pertaining to the donation for investigation. If found to have improperly spent the funds, White could be fined.

At the Saviours' Day convention, Farrakhan said "powerful Jews are my enemy" and that Jews controlled the FBI.

White has a history of praise for the Nation of Islam and has been embroiled in a series of scandals where he has made anti-Semitic comments. He made a visit this week to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum but asked questions revealing little knowledge about the Holocaust and wound up leaving early.