Once again President Trump’s words concerning the Jewish people and Israel by Democrat supporters have been misconstrued. President Trump and Harry S. Truman are the best friends ever of the Jewish people and Israel by any other U.S. President.
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There appears to be no limit to the sheer stupidity and reflexive malice with which people misrepresent what US President Donald Trump has just said.
On Tuesday, he said: “I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Cue an instant storm of outrage by Jewish groups and commentators claiming that he had accused Jews of dual loyalty — one of the trademark libels of classical antisemitism.
“This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize antisemitism,” said Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America.
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The full context of what President Trump said made it abundantly clear that this “dual loyalty” interpretation of his words simply didn’t stack up. Commenting on Omar’s call to cut aid to Israel, Trump said:
“Five years, the concept of even talking about this, even three years ago, of cutting off aid to Israel because of two people that hate Israel and hate Jewish people, I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation. Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the State of Israel? I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”