During a recent video rant, a Washington, D.C. lawmaker blamed a late-winter snowfall on a famous family of Jewish bankers, accusing them of controlling the climate and creating natural disasters.

Council member Trayon White Sr. apologized for the comments he made in a since-deleted video on his official Facebook page posted Friday morning as snow fell over the capital.


“Man it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” White can be heard saying in the video, the Washington Post reported.

“And D.C. keeps talking about, ‘We a resilient city,’” he continues. “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 deleted the video. Sadly, for him, he has learned the internet is forever.

Perhaps the most shocking aspect of Whites climate analysis is how oblivious he is to how racist and insane it sounds. One would suspect that he surrounded with people with the same toxic worldview, so perhaps it is a good thing he plans now to chat with some actual Jews.

The group Jews United for Justice will offer White new perspective, on faith at least, if not politics.

“I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended,” White wrote in a post on Instagram. “The Jewish community have been allies with me in my journey to help people. 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 Jews United for Justice, a D.C.-based advocacy group that endorsed White in 2016, was helping him understand “the history of comments made against Jews.”

The organization acknowledged speaking to White in a tweet:

“We spoke with @trayonwhite tonight about how his comments played into the long history of antisemitism. We look forward to working with him toward deeper understanding of antisemitism and toward our collective liberation.”

By way of background, the Rothschilds are a European Jewish banking family who have been linked to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories for years. This particular drama had its roots in the family’s 2011 purchase of the controlling stake in Weather Central, a provider of weather forecasts to hundreds of broadcasters.

“As weather becomes more extreme around the planet, with greater human and financial ramifications,” Sir Evelyn de Rothschild said in a news release, “we believe that Weather Central will play a major role in mitigating damage and improving lives.”

This was big news in meteorology and broadcasting circles: It appeared the Rothschilds, a prominent business family, wanted to take on the Weather Channel to expand its media holdings.

This was also big news for conspiracy theorists: To them, it appeared the Rothschilds, a prominent Jewish family who made a fortune in European banking in the 1700s, wanted to control the weather and profit from natural disasters.

White himself holds a master’s degree in public administration from Southeastern University and is the founder of nonprofit organizations including Manpower DC, Helping Inner City Kids Succeed, Inc., and Bold Brothas for Christ. He beat the incumbent in the 2016 election to become the Ward 8 representative.

While I am no theologian, I do believe there are only a few Jews who could control the weather…and they were either the Lord’s prophets or the Son of God. In fact, we are about to be treated to the ABC annual broadcast of one of the rare times a Jew initiated miracle-based climate change on March 31st!