From Race 4 2008 comes this:
Little did I know that later that day, Thompson said this unbelievably cringe-worthy statement while speaking at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism:
“I’m in the private sector and for the first time in my life I’m earning money. You know that’s sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that.”
Ouch. Why would a Presidential candidate say something like this? It’s not very Presidential if you ask me.
Was it intended as a joke or was he being serious and saw nothing wrong with perpetuating a stereotype of Jewish people? This certainly doesn’t help his struggling campaign.