Washington D.C. councilman Trayon White Sr. has apologized after saying that recent snowfall in the U.S. capital was the result of Jewish people manipulating the weather.
As snow began to fall in the city on Friday, Trayon White Sr., a member of the district’s legislative branch, posted a Facebook video in which he insisted the family of Jewish billionaires—and magnet for anti-Semitic conspiracy theories—was intentionally controlling the climate to gain greater control of U.S. cities.
“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” White narrated on the video. “And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ 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. Be careful.”
White later apologized, telling the Washington Post that he had not meant to be anti-Semitic:
“I work hard every day to combat racism and prejudices of all kinds. I want to apologize to the Jewish community and anyone I have offended,” he said. “The Jewish community have been allies with me in my journey to help people. I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues.”