A Jewish candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination is speaking out against what he believes were antisemitic tropes included in a recent Politico profile detailing his personal wealth.
In an interview this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., labeled “The Secret of Bernie’s Millions” an attack on his faith tradition.
“Call that what it is: an antisemitic article,” the senator said.
He was not alone in his assessment.
The content of the article itself was problematic enough for critics of the article — the accompanying graphics only made matters worse.
Several prominent Democrats called out Politico for including an image showing Sanders next to a money tree and another showing him surrounded by the real estate he owns.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was among the most visible voices of opposition.
“Can [Politico] explain to us how photoshopping money trees next to the only Jewish candidate for president and talking about how ‘cheap’ and rich he is *isn’t* antisemitic?” she tweeted. “Or are they just letting this happen because he’s a progressive politician they don’t like?”