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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:59 PM

Head of Jewish Democratic Council of America denounces Trump speech as anti-Semitic

Head of Jewish Democratic Council of America denounces Trump speech as anti-Semitic


“He has said in the past that he wants Jews to be the ones counting his money,” Halie Soifer (executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America) told Salon. “He has repeatedly made references to what has been a very negative stereotype of Jews and money and power.” After saying that “I think that he must believe it, and that is why he continues to repeat it,” Soifer noted that Trump was repeating claims that he has made when “typically speaking extemporaneously, and clearly he’s speaking from his heart. It’s clear that there’s quite a bit of hatred in it.” Soifer also criticized Trump for having “views of Jews as driven largely by money, which is why he said at this events that Jews have no choice but to support him, referring to tax cuts.”

She added that Trump said “those who don’t support Israel, they should — and this is not a direct quote — but essentially, they should leave. And then we saw hateful figures like Ann Coulter retweet that video and suggest that Jews are unpatriotic, that they don’t love America either. That is a good example of how the president’s hatred is amplified by others in the media to continue to spread these anti-Semitic tropes. And this is exactly why anti-Semitism and white nationalism have grown during his presidency.”

During the speech on Saturday to the Israeli American Council, Trump said that “we have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people, that are great people — they don’t love Israel enough. You know that. You know that.” His remarks were later retweeted by Ann Coulter who asked, “Could we start slowly by getting them to like America?”

Trump is also reported to have said, according to the Times of Israel, that Jews would need to support him to stop a wealth tax. “Even if you don’t like me — and some of you don’t; some of you, I don’t like at all, actually — and you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about 15 minutes,” Trump remarked.

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regnaD kciN Dec 9 #1

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 12:56 AM

1. Considering this was at a Sheldon Adelson-sponsored conference...

...I suspect they wouldn’t have minded if Trump read from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, as long as he kept providing a blank check to Netanyahu and helping to set the Occupation in stone.

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