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Hair Füror has struck upon his new campaign theme to get the Hebrews to vote for him: Antisemitism! Let’s explore!
President Trump said Tuesday that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are either ignorant or disloyal as he railed against two congresswomen who have been critical of the U.S.-Israel alliance.
“I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Romania.
So, you know, if you are Jewish and you vote for a Democrat, you’re either stupid or a traitor, which totally does not play into any of the classic antisemitic stereotypes of the Third Reich at all!
But you know, when the actual Nazis were marching in Charlottesville literally chanting “The Jews Will Not Replace Us,” there were very fine people on both sides; and during the 2016 Goat Rodeo who can forget:
…and of course that time when he ran this ad:
…what with George Soros, Janet Yellen, and other prominent jewish people flashing in the background with money being minted and the warning of a global cabal that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. You don’t have to be Simon Wiesenthal to spot the nazi in that at all!
Totally not antisemitic at all, but let’s hear some expert opinions:
It’s unclear who @POTUS is claiming Jews would be “disloyal” to, but charges of disloyalty have long been used to attack Jews. As we’ve said before, it’s possible to engage in the democratic process w/o these claims. It’s long overdue to stop using Jews as a political football.
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) August 20, 2019
Disgusting. The President of the United States just said that over 75% of American Jews are either disloyal or unintelligent. https://t.co/l6qTtZOaIB
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) August 20, 2019
At best, President Trump is exposing his childish fantasy of America as a monarchy with himself as king. At worst, he’s knowingly trafficking in antisemitic tropes of dual loyalties, and feeding the hateful delusions of violent extremists. Apologize and end the dangerous rhetoric https://t.co/MvF12RYSIp
— Rep. Brad Schneider (@RepSchneider) August 20, 2019
Makes you wonder about his nasal bray projection that Reps. Omar and Tlaib are antisemitic, doesn’t it?
UPDATE 1: In case you think I was making it up, here’s the vid:
NEW: President Trump: “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge, or great disloyalty.” pic.twitter.com/E3jSpbxMH7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 20, 2019