'A Washington DC city council member has publicly apologized after making remarks referencing a popular online anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The Facebook video, posted Friday, was subsequently taken down.
“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y'all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city,’” Councilman, Trayon White, 33, said according to The Washington City Paper.
"And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man," he added. "Be careful."
White made the comments while driving along Interstate 695 through downtown Washington Friday morning. He was elected to the DC council in 2016, representing ward eight, the city’s poorest district. He’s also the youngest representative on the 13-member D.C. city council. He also referenced the 100 Resilient Cities program, established by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013, adding further conspiratorial overtones to his bizarre public outburst.
"I did not intend to be Anti-Semitic [sic], and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues," White said later in an online apology. He added that he was working to "understand the history of comment [sic] made against Jews."'
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