“First, he said the acts were reprehensible,” Mr. Shapiro, a Democrat who was elected to the post in November, said while recounting Mr. Trump’s response. “Second he said: ‘And you’ve got to be careful, it could be the reverse. This could be the reverse, trying to make people look bad.’ ”
The comments came after a Trump adviser, Anthony Scaramucci, suggested that Democrats were behind threats to Jewish community centers.
Trump told the attorneys general that he would address the anti-Semitic attacks during his Tuesday night address to Congress. Carr said the president also talked of fighting the scourge of opioid abuse and human trafficking during the White House meeting.