USA - Donald Trump says Jewish Americans ‘no longer love Israel’ in new antisemitic rant

Former President Donald Trump invoked numerous anti-Semitic tropes, including that Jewish Americans ‘no longer love Israel’, in a bizarre recent interview.

Trump made the remarks in a sit-down interview with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid earlier this year, with parts that aired on the podcast Unholy: Two Jews on the News on Friday.

The ex-president claimed: ‘There’s people in this country that are Jewish, no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you that the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country.’

He went on to claim that ‘Israel had absolute power over Congress’ but ‘today I think it’s the exact opposite and I think (ex-President Barack) Obama and (President Joe) Biden did that’.

‘And yet in the election they still get a lot of votes from the Jewish people,’ Trump continued. ‘Which tells you that the Jewish people – and I’ve said this for a long time – the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.’

Trump concluded by bringing up an influential newspaper.

‘I mean you look at The New York Times, The New York Times hates Israel, hates them,’ Trump said. ‘And they’re Jewish people that run The New York Times. I mean, the Sulzberger family…’

They were the latest controversial comments that Trump has made about Jewish Americans – though his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism to marry Jared Kushner.

While still president in 2019, Trump said Jews who vote for Democrats are ‘being very disloyal to Israel’.

Trump’s new remarks as Republican Congress members continue to criticize Democrats who scrutinize Israel’s policies toward Palestinians and increasingly support the rights of the latter.

In the interview with Ravid, Trump also said that he has not spoken to former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since he congratulated Biden on winning the 2020 presidential election.

Source: metro