DC Council Member Trayon White Under Fire Again

There are new calls to officially reprimand D.C. Council Member Trayon White, but White says he's not going anywhere.

In the last few weeks, White has found himself at odds with the Jewish community. 

According to The Washington Post, White donated $500 from his constituent services fund to sponsor a Nation of Islam event, where leader Louis Farrakhan said "powerful Jews are my enemy." 

Money from that fund is supposed to benefit D.C. residents. 

"Now he's stepped over a particular line that may involve a violation of the rules about how you use your constituent services fund," Council Member Mary Cheh said. 

Cheh is calling for the council to reprimand White. 

When asked about the donation, White told The Washington Post, "The Brothers from the National [of Islam] are of the few men that show up to help...us address crime and social ills in Southeast."

The controversy comes a month after White promoted a conspiracy theory that accuses a prominent Jewish family of controlling the climate.

In a video published on his official Facebook page in March, White said the Rothchild family manipulated the climate to make money. The video showed snow flurries in D.C. as White narrated.

"Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he said, according to The Washington Post. “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 took down the video, apologized and pledged to educate himself about the Jewish community. 

But according to The Washington Post, White left half way through a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum this week. His staff continued on the tour while he was outside, The Post reported. 

White denied he left the tour early in a Facebook Live video published Saturday morning. 

"The media takes a part of a truth and adds some lies in there and try to act like that's the whole truth," White said.  "I actually stayed the entire visit...That's the truth."

White said he separated from his group once he learned he was being followed by a reporter. White also addressed calls from fellow council members for him to be reprimanded. 

"There are some council members calling for me to be censured. I'm going to tell you right now. I'm not going anywhere. I'm not resigning. I'm not stepping down. I'm not going to be quiet. I'm just not," White said. 

White, 33, is the youngest current member of the D.C. Council.

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