He said, denying that his words were antisemitic

Trump, like any other stubborn toddler, has repeated the grossly anti-Semitic “the Jews are disloyal” trope from yesterday.


There were the King of the Jews tweets, but he didn’t stop there.

The president returned to the subject yet again later on Wednesday as he addressed reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before his Marine One departure to Kentucky where he was scheduled to speak to military veterans. Despite the furor surrounding his claims, he made his most specific suggestion yet that American Jews intrinsically have divided fealty.

“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal to Israel,” he said, denying that his words were antisemitic.

Oh well as long as he denies it that’s ok then.

Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who has supported aspects of Trump’s Israel policy in the past, including the decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, was also harshly critical. Talking to the CBS franchise in Miami, he called on Trump to apologise.

“It would be an enormous start if we can all acknowledge there is no place for language like that,” he said.

Deutch, who is Jewish, told the TV station that after Trump made his contentious remarks he had received a text from a friend whose 98-year-old mother was a Holocaust survivor. She wanted the congressman to know, he said, “that the language she heard today was language she heard as a kid in Germany”.

But Trump says it isn’t, so that’s ok.

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