Trump Accuses ‘liberal Jews’ Of Voting To ‘destroy America and Israel’

Former President Donald Trump shared a post on his Truth Social platform that accused “liberal Jews” of voting to “destroy” America and Israel.

The post, which appeared on the weekend of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, said, “Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America & Israel because you believed in false narratives! Let’s hope you learned from your mistake & make better choices moving forward!”

The post drew mixed reactions, with some praising Trump for his support of Israel and the Jewish community, while others criticized him for promoting divisive rhetoric and playing into antisemitic tropes.

Critics argued that the post perpetuated the harmful stereotype of dual loyalty, implying that American Jews prioritize Israel over the United States. Jewish advocacy groups like the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League condemned Trump’s post as divisive and offensive.

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, stated, “It is dangerous and wrong to suggest an entire segment of the Jewish population voted to destroy America and Israel. Whether or not it’s intentional, President Trump is playing into conspiracy theories about dual loyalty here.”

“Even worse, this is happening on one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah. Even as an organization that supported many of these policy decisions, ADL doesn’t believe that our community needs to be lectured about how to vote.”

Michelle Terris, the founder of JEXIT, an organization encouraging Jewish Americans to leave the Democratic Party, confirmed that Trump’s post came from a JEXIT flyer posted on Instagram. She said Trump shared it to highlight his support for the Jewish community and Israel, emphasizing his record of accomplishments.

However, other groups expressed concern that Trump’s post perpetuated antisemitic stereotypes and played into divisive rhetoric. Trump has faced criticism in the past for comments related to Jews and Israel. In 2020, he claimed that American Jews didn’t appreciate his support for Israel as much as Evangelical Christians did. In 2017, his response to the Charlottesville white nationalist rally, where antisemitic slogans were chanted, sparked controversy when he said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the conflict.

Trump’s recent post has reignited debates about his approach to issues related to the Jewish community and Israel, particularly as the 2024 election approaches.

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