Putin makes joke about Jews and money during Crimea visit
Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin made a joke invoking the antisemitic trope about Jews and money during a visit to Crimea.
During a visit with local residents and religious leaders on Monday, a local Jewish leader made a comment about financial difficulties.
“So the Jews have problems with finances!” Putin replied. “Only such a thing could happen in Crimea.”
He also said “todah rabah,” Hebrew for “thank you very much,” to the bearded, black-hatted Jewish man.
Путин: "У евреев проблемы с финансами!Только в Крыму это возможно" pic.twitter.com/IgTrW8Ilhj— Кремлевский пул РИА (@Kremlinpool_RIA) March 18, 2019