CBS host Margaret Brennan grilled Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis after he suggested 2.3 million Palestinians were all anti-Semitic.
During a Sunday interview on Face the Nation, Brennan noted that DeSantis had recently announced Florida, where he is governor, would not accept refugees from Israel’s war on Gaza.
“If you look at how they behave, not all of them are Hamas, but they are all anti-Semitic,” DeSantis said in remarks over the weekend.
“I’m sure you know all Arabs are Semites,” Brennan jabbed, “but how can you paint with such a broad brush to say 2.3 million people are anti-Semitic?”
“I think the culture, so they elected Hamas,” DeSantis replied. “Let’s just be clear about that.”
But Brennan pointed out that most Palestinians were not members of Hamas.
“Most probably aren’t, but they did elect Hamas,” DeSantis agreed. “But if you look at their education system, this has been an issue for a long time. They teach kids to hate Jews. The textbooks do not have Israel even on the map. They prepare very young kids to commit terrorist attacks.”