In a recent interview with Israeli journalist Barack Ravid, The ex-president claimed: ‘There’s people in this country that are Jewish, no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you that the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews.” This was just another of many anti-Semitic slurs which demonize American Jews and panders to the evangelicals, a voter bloc he has gaslighted into falsely seeing him as a super- Christian. Trump continued to disparage and over-generalize ” all” American Jews by saying, “Israel had absolute power over Congress’ but ‘today I think it’s the exact opposite and I think (ex-President Barack) Obama and (President Joe) Biden did that”, and yet in the election they still get a lot of votes from the Jewish people,’ Trump continued. ‘Which tells you that the Jewish people – and I’ve said this for a long time – the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.” Anytime someone speaks in a generalized way using terms like ” them” and “they” about minorities, there is a level of bigotry at play.
If Jewish people look at the facts since Charlottesville, can they honestly site public statements or policies that fight to eliminate the growth and violent influence of white supremacist groups in America?
His anti-Semitic leanings came out when he learned daughter Ivanka was converting to Judaism. The Daily Mail reported today about Trump’s initial reaction to his daughter Ivanka converting to Judaism to marry Jared Kushner. They report:
“Trump, a Protestant but not very religious, reportedly told Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, ‘Jared is half the size of Tom Brady’s arm.Why couldn’t she have married Tom Brady? Have you seen how far he throws a football? Trump questioned why she had to convert to marry him. This information appeared in a book titled, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power.
Many Jews find Trump’s public declarations of love and pride for his Jewish daughter and grandkids like the cliched anti- Semitic “some of my best friends are Jewish.” What would be more convincing of a genuine love of the Jewish people would be for Trump to publicly address the Proud Boys, the KKK and other such groups by saying, ” I denounce your organization and it’s violent, bigoted view of Jews, Blacks and the LGBTQ community. I reject your alignment with me personally, the Republican party and denounce any actions or statements you make against those communities.”
We Jews know he will never utter those words, so don’t be fooled by his feigning love for Israel to get the Jewish vote. Defending us from groups who want to imprison or kill us would be more proof of original investment in protecting the lives of Jewish people.