>> The FBI and the Department of Justice opening an investigation into a wave of bomb threats over the weekend phoned into 11 Jewish Community Centers across the country. US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, denouncing the spate of anti-semitic threats to Jewish Centers this morning.>> The anti semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible, and are painful.
>> Trump's strident condemnation coming after a long silence on the subject. The recent bomb threats just the latest in an epidemic afflicting over 50 Jewish centers in the US and Canada going back weeks, according to the Jewish Community Centers' National Umbrella Group. At a White House press briefing Tuesday, a reporter pressing spokesman Sean Spicer with this question.
>> So why didn't he do it sooner in the case of these attacks?>> I think he has, and think there's a point at which, he talked literally on election night about uniting this country and making sure that all Americans are safe.>> Though when Trump was asked about the attacks last week, he labeled the question unfair, telling the reporter.
>> Quiet, quiet, quiet.>> See, he lied about, he was gonna get up and ask a very straight, simple question, so, you know, welcome to the world of the media.>> In perhaps the most visibly anti-semitic attack, dozens of Jewish headstones were toppled at this St. Louis area cemetery over the weekend where police are still determining if the vandalism could be considered a hate crime.
The Southern Poverty Law Group noting a spike in racist speech and hate group activity since the November election, with over 1,000 bias related incidents against Muslims, Jews, and minorities across the US.