The leading Republican presidential candidate took to Truth Social to joke that he is “the greatest anti-Semite of our time.”
donald trump decided taking time during Rosh Hashanah (the start of the Jewish holidays and the celebration of the New Year) to blame “liberal Jews” for voting to destroy United States and Israel.
“Just a quick reminder to liberal Jews who voted to destroy America and Israel because they believed in false narratives!” wrote in Truth Social on Sunday, presumably referring to American Jewish support for Joe Biden in the 2020 election. “Hopefully you’ve learned from your mistake and make better decisions in the future!”
The Republican presidential front-runner then shared what appeared to be a flyer boasting about Trump’s record on Israel and pro-Jewish causes. “Wake up sheep. What Nazi/anti-Semite did this for the Jewish people or for Israel? says the flyer. The flyer goes on to boast about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (“no other president had the guts to do that”) and supporting “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights” and “over the settlements in Judea and Samaria” – also known as the West Bank. The flyer also mentions Trump’s signing into law the “Never Again” education bill, which funds Holocaust awareness, which was praised by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League. “Clearly one of the greatest anti-Semites of our time!” the steering wheel jokes.
Curiously, it ignores Trump’s famous claim that the neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, were “very good people.” Or his speech to prominent Republican Jews, telling them that they were manipulative and greedy. Or his dinner with Kanye West after the rapper tweeted that he was “with 3 deaths against the JEWS.”
The time between Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, is when Jews are supposed to ask forgiveness from those they have hurt. Trump used this faithful, soul-searching moment to focus on himself.
It is unlikely to have much impact; American Jews have traditionally voted overwhelmingly Democratic, and 2024 appears to be a continuation of the trend. According a survey by the Jewish Electoral Institutethat found among 800 Jewish voters, Biden leads Trump by 72 percent.