RNC shuts down live chat due to barrage of anti-Semitic comments
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RNC shuts down live chat due to barrage of anti-Semitic comments

Anti-Semitic comments on the RNC’s live YouTube chat, made during a speech by Jewish former Republican Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle. (Screenshot of the live chat comments via Rawstory.com)
Anti-Semitic comments on the RNC’s live YouTube chat, made during a speech by Jewish former Republican Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle. (Screenshot of the live chat comments via Rawstory.com)

The Republican National Convention disabled the live chat feature on its official live stream YouTube page on Monday, the first full day of the Republican National Convention, after the chat was bombarded with anti-Semitic comments.

The comments were made during a speech by Linda Lingle, who is Jewish, Republican, and a former governor of Hawaii.

Lingle spoke about the division in Democratic leadership on support for Israel. She contrasted it to the Republican Party’s position on the Jewish state.

“On one issue after another, from Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, to the Iran nuclear agreement, to the very legitimacy of Israel, they’re divided,” Lingle said about Democrats, continuing that “those that don’t care for Israel [are] getting stronger in the Democratic Party. You’ll find no such divisions in the Republican Party’s leadership.”

As she spoke, several people contributed such comments as, “Ban Jews,” “Kike,” “Press H for Hitler,” and “Oy Gevalt,” Rawstory.com reported, and provided captured screen shots of the comments.

In response, the chat feature was disabled.

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