Donald Trump now seems to believe he is the leader of Jewish people and all-knowing when it comes to Jews. This morning he tweeted a quote from a conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root, someone who has made anti-Semitic comments in the past. The latest remarks aim to place Trump in the same league as Jesus Christ. And, yes, tweets from this president are endorsements, so it’s safe to say Trump is completely on board with this characterization. Here’s what Trump wrote:
“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him….like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense!”
As many are pointing out this tweet should enrage Jews and Christians alike. Also, someone may want to let Trump know that Jews don’t believe in a second coming.
This comes on the heels of Trump’s anti-Semitic comment that “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
While Israeli leaders remain mum on that remark, that comment has been widely condemned by the Jewish community in America. The global Jewish advocacy group AJC released a statement calling on Trump to stop “such divisive rhetoric and to retract his disparaging remarks:”
The president’s comments are “shockingly divisive and unbecoming of the occupant of the highest elected office. American Jews – like all Americans – have a range of political views and policy priorities. His assessment of their knowledge or ‘loyalty,’ based on their party preference, is inappropriate, unwelcome, and downright dangerous.”
The Democratic Majority For Israel points out:
Trump has now attacked three quarters of #AmericanJews who dare to disagree with him politically using one of the most dangerous, deadly accusations Jews have faced. False charges of disloyalty have led to Jews being murdered, jailed and tortured.