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D.C. Council Member Apologizes For Blaming Snowfall On Jewish Bankers

A Jewish banking dynasty is now so powerful that they can conjure up snowstorms, suggested one Washington, D.C. council member over the weekend, who has since apologized.

According to Fox News, D.C. council member Trayvon White, a Democrat, apologized to “the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended” for blaming a snow squall on the Rothschilds.

In a Facebook video on Friday, White suggested that a Jewish conspiracy could be behind a snowstorm in D.C.

“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man,” White said, according to The Washington Post. “Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation.”

“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.”

As Fox News explains, “The Rothschilds are a European family that once possessed the largest private fortune in the world. Their banking businesses provided the financing for government projects such as the Suez Canal. Their wealth and influence has made them the subject of several conspiracy theories, most of which are anti-Semitic.”

After significant backlash, White apologized via Instagram:

“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, adding that he will seek to “understand the history of comment [sic] made against Jews.”

White was elected to the D.C. city council in 2016.