Trump took his question the opposite way - as a reiteration of the same accusations he felt he had dispensed with the day before, when visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended him passionately in a joint news conference.
Towards the end of his press conference today, Donald Trump took a question from Jake Turx, a Hasidic Jewish reporter for a small US-based weekly magazine that caters to the worldwide Orthodox Jewish community.
President Trump then said he found the question to be very insulting and implied the reporter had accused him of being anti-Semitic, even though he began his question by saying that he does not believe Trump is anti-Semitic.
"I think that you're going to see a lot different United States of America over the next three, four or eight years", he wrapped up.
The lesson for Jewish Americans: Trump is uninterested in your terror unless it is perpetrated by Muslims or by someone in inner-city Chicago.
Or take the fact that Trump, who never wastes time condemning attacks in the USA or overseas linked to Muslim extremists, has yet to even address the dozens of bomb threats, vandalism incidents and other anti-Semitic hate crimes being committed in the country in recent weeks.
Trump throughout his campaign faced accusations of, at the very least, failing to adequately quell anti-Semitism among some of his supporters.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which works to combat domestic racism and extremism, said in a report issued Wednesday that the number of hate crimes committed in the United States has risen for the second year in succession. He went on to reference the fact that he has "so many friends" who are Jewish, and added cryptically that "you're going to see a lot of love" under his administration.
"There are reports that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centres across the country in the last couple of weeks".
"The words that appear most frequently in the 1,600 Twitter attackers" bios are "Trump, ' "nationalist, ' 'conservative" and 'white'". Trump interjected: "Quiet. Quiet". "He lied about-he said he was going to get up and ask a very straight, simple question".
"Do you know that?"
TRUMP: See, it just shows you about the press, but that's the way the press is.
'I haven't seen anybody in my community accuse you or any members of your staff of being anti-Semitic. OK sit down, I understand the rest of your question, ' Trump said.
QUESTION: Thank you, I'm Lisa (ph) from the...
Several minutes later, SiriusXM POTUS channel's White House Correspondent Jared Rizzi tried broaching the topic again. He didn't directly answer the question and did nothing to assure Jews that he will seek to protect them from violence and hate crime.