Trump also complained in the post that “no president” has done more for Israel than he has done, but that Christian evangelicals “appreciate that more than people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in America. “
This isn’t the first time Trump has suggested that American Jews, who have traditionally been more often aligned with Democrats on domestic policy, should be more supportive of him because of the way he deals with Israel.
“Jews living in America don’t love Israel enough. Does that make sense to you?” he said in an interview with an Orthodox Jewish magazine last year, adding that it seemed “weird” to him that he didn’t have more Jewish support .
At a Hanukkah event at the White House in 2018, he was criticized for referring to Israel as “your country” when speaking to American Jews. When he said at the 2019 Oval Office meeting: “Any Jew who is willing to vote Democrat, I think that shows either a complete lack of knowledge or a great disloyalty.”
Trump’s latest attack on Jews comes as Republican candidates openly call out racial hatred and resentment in the final weeks of the midterm election campaign.
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Meanwhile, the leading GOP figure has failed to deny the musician and Trump supporter Ye, the rapper and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West. Earlier this month, Ye tweeted that he wanted to run “Death Hoax 3” on “Jews,” an apparent reference to Defcon, the U.S. military defense readiness system. Instagram and Twitter removed posts from the artist, who appeared on Fox News conservative host Tucker Carlson’s show.
Trump has long been frustrated that he is not getting more support from American Jews, especially when he was president, he moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kush Nathan helped negotiate a new treaty between the two countries. Israel and some of its Arab neighbors.
In Sunday’s post, Trump wrote that his support among the Israeli people was “another thing.” “Highest approval ratings in the world, easy Prime Minister!” he wrote, comparing his popularity abroad to his support among American Jews.
Trump’s post was quickly drawn criticize.
Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement: “We don’t need the former president, who wooed extremists and anti-Semites, to teach us about the U.S.-Israel relationship. “It’s not a quid pro quo; it’s based on shared values and security interests. This ‘Jewsplaining’ is insulting and disgusting.”
Nila Tandon, a senior adviser to President Biden, wrote on her personal Twitter account: “We should all be against what feels like growing anti-Semitism. It shouldn’t exist in our politics or culture. .”