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Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, and professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her latest book is "Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)"Anti-Semitism is horrible. And it's gonna stop and it has to stop," President Donald Trump announced Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. "You don't know where it's coming from but I hope they catch the people."