During a tour of the Smithsonian's new African American museum this morning, Trump gave a statement denouncing the threats targeting the Jewish community. He described the attacks as "horrible and painful," as well as a "sad reminder of the work that still needs to be done to root out hate, and prejudice, and evil."

His comments come after a series of anti-Semitic incidents over the weekend. Vandals destroyed about 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, and Jewish Community Centers in several U.S. cities received a number of bomb threats that were later determined to be hoaxes.

Though the White House released a statement on Monday condemning the bomb threats — stating that "hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom" — many people, including Hillary Clinton, pressured Trump to personally speak out against the attacks.

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