Trump sets record for most anti-Semitism in single interview

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Donald Trump has found a new group to blame for his defeat in the 2020 presidential election: the Jews.

Via The Daily Beast, the twice indicted former president gave a bizarre interview with Axios’ Middle East correspondent journalist Barak Ravid, to whom he spent most of his time disparaging American Jews and spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

“The people of this country who are Jews no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews of this country, ”Trump said Ravid. “I’ve been saying this for a long time, the Jewish people in the United States don’t like Israel or care about Israel.”

These comments fuel anti-Semitic tropes that present American Jews as having some sort of “double loyalty” to Israel, but Trump has doubled down on these harmful stereotypes by endorsing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that claim Jews control the government and the media.

“In the past, Israel had absolute power over Congress. And today I think it’s the exact opposite, ”Trump continued. “The New York Times hate Israel, hate them. And they are the Jews who run the New York Times. I mean, the Sulzberger family.

This isn’t the first time Trump has attacked American Jews – he called them “disloyal” and blamed them for his presidential defeat, apparently upset that more Jews did not vote for him after moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his tenure. But this interview definitely sets a record for the number of anti-Semitic remarks a former president can make in one sitting.

(via The Daily Beast)



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