I’ll point out again that Republicans and others have been screaming that Ilhan Omar is an anti-Semite for comments far less explicit than this. Trump is assuming American Jews would (and should) vote solely based on Israel. https://t.co/fGaQQNlo0o
— Andrew Lebovich (@tweetsintheME) March 15, 2019
Count on Donald Trump to say the quiet parts out loud, and at the worst possible time. A white supremacist murders Muslims? Hey, look over there! —
… Speaking to a group of R.N.C. donors at Mar-a-Lago [last] Friday, Trump told the crowd assembled, “The Democrats hate Jewish people,” according to three people who were there. He went on to say he didn’t understand how anyone who’s Jewish could vote for a Democrat these days—perhaps still seething that Clinton got 71 percent of the Jewish vote in 2016, to his 24 percent—and proceeded to brag about how much he’s done for Israel, including his highly controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Trump speech without a completely deranged assessment of his chances of winning an election in another country: according to the president, if he could run for prime minister of Israel, “he’d be at 98 percent in the polls.”…
Hey, it’s what he’s thinking about, ergo it must be what’s important to everybody. Well, the *right* everybodies, ifyouknowwhatImean…
A lasting political fight in which Jews figure mostly as a passive, monolithic, two-dimensional, heavily stereotyped object doesn’t make me at all nervous because history has shown that this always ends well.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 12, 2019
Exit polls put the split at 69-30 in 2012, 71-24 in 2016, and 79-17 in 2018. https://t.co/Ms1Teb0c83
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) March 12, 2019
And for 25 years, "this is the inflection point and now Jews are going to become Republicans" has been remarkably stable as a dumb take. https://t.co/R27Dx0W5u1
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) March 12, 2019
Can't these schmucks get their stories straight?
Yesterday, the Democratic Party hates Jews.
Today, the Democratic Party is basically a cabal funded by Jews.
As a Jew, this is all very confusing, except it's not. https://t.co/5p3EZDIoLv
— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) March 12, 2019
If they’re going to call Jews leaving the Democratic Party “Jexodus” I’m calling the Christian rapture “the Chrapture.”
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 12, 2019
Think we can make ‘Mike Pence, Chrapture Enthusiast’ happen?