Donald Trump has been known to repeatedly share anti-Semitic content on his Twitter account and has been blasted for it extensively in the past. And yet the president still has not educated himself or learned to tone if down, fully aware that his bigotry and offensive comments are exactly what his fan base wants.
Trump made a disgustingly offensive remark during a speech held by the Jewish Republican Coalition earlier today, where he told his audience that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is their prime minister. Considering that it’s a common anti-Semitic trope, it was something that Trump should have known would be completely inappropriate to say – and yet he went there.
Trump said this while commenting on a White House meeting he’d had with Netanyahu, where he made the decision to impulsively “recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” Trump said he “stood with your prime minister.” In stating this, Trump implied “dual loyalty”, that American Jews are loyal to Israel and the United States. You can watch the video below:
Speaking to the American Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump refers to Bibi Netanyahu as “your prime minister” pic.twitter.com/rAv4MrxyBt
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 6, 2019
Here are just some of the reactions to that:
Woah offensive to suggest “dual loyalties.” Will be expecting condemnation from GOP members of Congress ASAP
— Barret 🍶🍺🍻🥂🍷🥃🍸🍹🍾 (@_barretme) April 6, 2019
He means if you’re Jewish you’re more of an Israeli than American so you’re real leader is prime minister of Israel. Trump is the guy who found it impossible to say Neo Nazis are bad.
— Freedrickson Rio (@FreedricksonRio) April 6, 2019
Still trying to understand how anyone can still belong to the @GOP at this point. Do they not understand the Republican Party is a laughingstock? 🤔
— Louise C (@pemberley23) April 6, 2019
Does he know where he is? Does he know who he is talking to?
— Elaine Pantano (@ElainePantano) April 6, 2019
I certainly hope that the GOP is going to denounce these remarks and save at least some of their dignity.
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