On Saturday, President Donald Trump traveled to Las Vegas and spoke to the American Jewish Coalition, and it didn’t take long for him to stick his foot firmly in his mouth as he spoke about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As he recalled a recent meeting he had at the White House with Netanyahu Trump told the audience he “stood with your prime minister.”
Keep in mind these were American Jews he was speaking to. They don’t have a prime minister, they have a president named Donald Trump.
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
Trump also made derogatory comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), remarking:
“A special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota.
“Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel, I forgot, I’m sorry. No, she doesn’t like Israel, does she? Please, I apologize.”
It didn’t take long for Twitter to light up with horror and outrage in response to what Trump had just said:
This is dangerous, means Jews aren’t really American. Hitler and Mussolini used same reasoning. Recall that Trump’s govt sent out a revisionist Holocaust Remembrance statement- it did not mention Jews. https://t.co/QjhmRA8xZT
— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) April 6, 2019
“Your prime minister”
Donald Trump does not see Jews as American. He does not believe we belong here. And his anti-Semitism has gotten American Jews murdered. https://t.co/7AWTFdBmq3
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) April 6, 2019
This is essentially the same sort of dual loyalty anti-semitism Ilhan Omar’s critics claimed she used (she didn’t) so I’m sure the folks at the RJC are appropriately appalled, right? Right? https://t.co/qe2K2JABtZ
— Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) April 6, 2019
Here’s the president saying American Jews are loyal to the Israeli prime minister but tell me more about how Ilhan Omar is anti-Semitic. https://t.co/jra96XviQJ
— Evan Hill (@evanchill) April 6, 2019
Good afternoon. Trump, unlike Ilhan, is *actually* accusing Jews of dual loyalty, and he won’t face one iota of the backlash. https://t.co/eYV3PoPZta
— Jonathan “Boo and Vote” Cohn (@JonathanCohn) April 6, 2019
WTF- Trump tells Jewish Republicans today that “you prime minister” is Netanyahu!! Imagine if a Democrat said that – he/she would be called anti-Semitic by GOP for playing on the dual loyalty trope. But when Trump says it no one in GOP cares. Shows how they are full of crap. https://t.co/R8CM47lQ8N
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 6, 2019
American Jews are not Israelis. The group at the RJC even chanted “U-S-A” to drown out a protester. https://t.co/H2b0If9pJO
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) April 6, 2019
Trump’s rant plagiarized from NZ Terrorist’s manifesto:
-Immigrants=invade, infest, breed
-Nazis called Jews “rats”
-Rwandan Hutus called Tutsis “cockroaches”
Dehumanizing rethoric is The Canary, from the coal mine of pending atrocities. https://t.co/U3Mob644AS
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) April 6, 2019
Where’s the outrage from Congressional Republicans?! Guess we can’t hear them for all those chirping crickets, huh?
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