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Trump and America’s Jews

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024
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by Dr. Sebastian Gorka
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President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the Israeli American Council National Summit Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Hollywood, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

It’s been quite the week, and we’re not even halfway through. 

This weekend, President Trump held another rally. Yes, another one, in a series the likes of which we haven’t really seen in modern times in terms of frequency and size. This time it was Dayton, Ohio. 

During the speech, he returned to a topic that is key to understanding how a political neophyte won the very first time he ran for the highest office in the land in 2016: the “Forgotten Man.” Especially the working man. 

It is a great irony that the billionaire from New York has come to represent the blue-collar working class, calloused-hand American, but he has. 

For the best exploration of how that happened and what it means, there is no better read than JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, the true tale of an American family destroyed by the bipartisan decisions of a Washington “elite” which betrayed a whole class of Americans and shipped millions of our manufacturing jobs overseas. 

In his Dayton speech, the former President focused on the auto industry and the plight of the autoworker under Biden and the deadly Democrat mandate for electric vehicles (EV). 

His message: if Biden is re-elected, domestic manufacturing will suffer even more and there will be a “bloodbath” for our US companies and their employees who cannot compete with heavily subsidized foreign imports and also comply with federal EV mandates. 

The use of that word – bloodbath – was the trigger for the Democrats and their media lapdogs to pounce. Crudely editing the video clip of the speech, the media’s mantra was “Trump the dictator is threatening a bloodbath if he isn’t re-elected.” And their “coverage” was truly unhinged. Despite the fact that he said no such thing, the same talking heads have used that word many, many times before. Many

Then came Monday and the President’s hour-long interview on my national radio show AMERICA First. 

This is the 7th time my former boss has appeared on my daily program, and it was the best interaction, from his discussion of the war in Ukraine, the Jihadi attack on Israel, his historic primary results, the lack of a national border, and the insane reaction to his “bloodbath” comment. You can watch it all here

But it was none of these that made the news. No. It was the 45th President’s answer to my question: “Why do the Democrats so hate the elected Prime Minster of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu?” His response? “I actually think they hate Israel. Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion. They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed of themselves because Israel will be destroyed.” 

If you follow the evolution of the modern Left of late, it is hard to disagree with anything about that answer. However the mainstream media exploded and Tuesday morning I awoke to coverage of my interview in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and even The Daily Mail. Why? Was it all because they have suddenly become fans of me and my show? Hardly. 

Instead, the leftwing talking point – again – was that President Trump is an Antisemite and had smeared America’s Jews with the hoary “dual loyalty” libel. 

According to this calumny, Jews can’t be real patriots and loyal Americans because their loyalties are split with the nation of Israel as well. This is much like the libel of Irish Catholic Americans during the last century, who were accused of divided loyalties between America and the Pope, an accusation even made against President Kennedy

But if one stops for just one second, and thinks about the accusation against the 45th President, it collapses instantly. Since what the President Trump said is that if an American Jew votes Democrat he must hate Israel. Meaning they lack ANY loyalty to the other country. This media contortion is the definition of gas-lighting. Stating with certitude that the opposite of the truth is the case, despite the unequivocal evidence to the contrary. 

And what is the evidence concerning Donald Trump and the Jewish people? 

It is impossible to dispute that President Trump has proven himself as the most philosemitic President since the re-establishment of the Israel in 1948. From his historic Abraham Accords to his decision to move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize that city as the eternal capital of the Jewish state. And that he did that after every President from Clinton to Obama had reneged on our nation’s promise to do take that step. Even the Republican George W. Bush. Then add the fact that his daughter is Jewish, as is son-in-law, and they both served in his White House, and the whole “Trump hates the Jews” libel collapses. 

So, who are the real Antisemites in American politics? Let’s look again at the evidence. 

Let’s start with the most senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, who just last week demanded that the Jewish people jettison the Prime Minister they had democratically elected. Or the Democrat in the White House, who was caught on a hot mic before his State of the Union saying that it’s time for the same Jewish leader to have a “Come to Jesus moment,” a democrat who as President has released billions of dollars to the theocratic state of Iran, that is dedicated to the utter destruction of Israel. 

But what about the lower house of Congress? Look no further than the Democrats of the Squad, rank Antisemites like Rashida Tlaib who has refused to condemn the slaughter of the Jews on October 7th, and who placed a post-it note on the map in her Congressional office, obliterating the state of Israel and making it instead “Palestine,” and then wore a T-shirt likewise denying Israel’s existence. Or, perhaps the most disgusting of all, Ilan Omar, with her repeated anti-Jewish statements and social media posts, including actual accusations of “dual loyalty” and how for American Jews, politics is “all about the Benjamins.” 

Antisemitism is a problem in America. But not because of President Trump. It’s a problem because of the Democrat Party’s normalization of anti-Israel policies and anti-Jewish calumnies. 

Sebastian Gorka Ph.D. is host of SALEM Radio’s AMERICA First and The Gorka Reality Check on NEWSMAX TV. A former Strategist to President Donald Trump, he is a member of the National Security Education Board of the Pentagon. His latest book is The War for America’s Soul. Follow him on his SubStack page and website. He is a regular contributor for the Association for Mature American Citizens (AMAC).

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AMAC or AMAC Action.

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Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

Any American Jew who believes the left love them should visit one of their colleges…

Butter and guns
Butter and guns
2 months ago

Israel is the only nation that has existed in the land since antiquity and was completely reborn to exist as a nation in 1948. Israel is no one’s land to divide. Dividing the land with those who hate the Jewish people is irrational. Peace will not be achieved with the carving up the current borders of Israel. Simply because the Philstines and Ishmaelites are a wild and cruel people raised on lies and hate bent upon the elimination of Israel. Solutions are possible if the nations surrounding Israel take back their terrorist cast offs and make peace with Israel.

Butter and guns
Butter and guns
2 months ago

It is interesting of those who ignorantly whine at Israel to change its democratically elected leadership. Why do you not demand a change of leadership in the dictatorships of hamas and Iran? Yes I know you are an s individual

Myrna
Myrna
2 months ago

I cannot fathom the antagonism toward Israel from Barack Obama’s using taxpayer money to try to throw the Israel election to the present call for a new election. They have been consistent.

uncleferd
uncleferd
2 months ago

Our Democrat leaders are the leading authorities at making things up, shaking their fists, and insisting it’s all real. We’ve regularly seen this type of conduct from them since the Clintons were in the White House… and that blue dress surfaced.
We know who they are and what they don’t mind lying to us about. They peddle nothing but misleading, ideological garbage.
We need nothing more desperately than to rid ourselves of their governance, and we need to start that effort NOW.
NO MORE DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE… EVER!!!!

Howard
Howard
2 months ago

No less than God promised this land to Abraham and all his descendants thru Isaac on. For centuries the Jewish people were scattered all over the world with the land promised them being conquered and occupied by rival powers. Then in 1948, the original promise made to Abraham came into full fruition when the UN recognized this land as belonging to the Jewish people, so many Jewish people from all over the world began coming back home. Their homecoming was not without adversity, as they had to immediately go on the defense to protect their homeland from enemies surrounding them who hated the Jewish people and did not recognize their right to this land. But God had promised that any nation which rose up against his “chosen people” would incur his wrath, and any nation which supported and protected his people would be blessed. The United States has recognized and supported the.Jewish nation since its inception as the state of Israel. This should be a lesson for today’s Americans who by their actions and verbosity are displaying a hatred for the Jewish people, and for the leaders of our country who are strongly opposed to Israel defending itself against the malicious attacks of the terrorists, and even many who support the enemies of the Jewish people.

Morris Jensen
Morris Jensen
2 months ago

I couldn’t stop scrolling and reading, your content is truly one-of-a-kind. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into creating such amazing content.

Kitty Corbett
Kitty Corbett
2 months ago

The self-righteous Christians have no cause to denigrate Jews nor to castigate the Israeli PM who is fighting for the very existence of Israel, our ally.

marty
marty
2 months ago

O’Biden (O’Bama’s 3rd term) learned from his President, on March 20, 2013 BHO went to Israel for the first time, 5 years into his mis guided presidency ! (source AP) This after visiting about every Muslim State, bowing,kissing rings and apologizing. Both his “father” and stepfather were muslim and Barack attended a madrasa. When running for the office, he talked to George Stuffenvelopes on ABC, about his Muslim Faith, until being corrected by the host ! He also talked about visiting 57 states and 2 more they wouldn’t let him visit while campaigning in ’08. Finally, in Israel he “affirmed Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself from any threat and vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining Nuclear Weapons” !! I wonder how “2 plane loads of cash from BHO and $8 Billion from Bidumb square with this ??.

Dan W.
Dan W.
2 months ago

Sebastian, why would any candidate say that someone who disagrees with them politically must hate their religion.

This strategy is not going to win any votes and it may persuade some fence sitters to either stay home or leave their presidential ballot blank.

Herb S
Herb S
2 months ago

Some folks feel that the only cure is a 2 state solution with a DMZ between them that incorporates mine fields. They clearly can not live in the same neighborhood.

spitfire?
spitfire?
2 months ago

John(a fine Jewish name by the way),however did you become an AMAC member?You my boy, are one sick puppy,not to mention an ignorant and brainwashed fool.

Barb wilkins
Barb wilkins
2 months ago

This is all propaganda BS. Nice try Gorka.

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