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In wake of shocking dinner, Trump says Jews should be ‘ashamed’ of being disloyal


Less than two weeks after Donald Trump hosted anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West and fellow white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at a dinner party at Mar-a-Lago, the former president said Friday that Jewish leaders “should have ashamed of themselves” for their “lack of loyalty”.

‘How quickly Jewish leaders forgot that I was, hands down, Israel’s best president,’ Trump said wrote on Truth Social after posting an op-ed of a far-right conspiracy theorist who said Trump had done more for Israel and the “Jewish people than anyone else in history.”

“This lack of loyalty to their greatest friends and allies is why so many members of Congress, and so many others, have stopped supporting Israel,” he added.

Trump’s message was surprising but not surprising, given his incendiary dinner with Ye and Fuentes and his pointed silence afterwards on their anti-Semitism.

Ye’s Twitter account was restricted in October after he swore in a tweet that he was going to “death con 3 on the Jewish people”. A few days after his dinner with Trump, Ye told right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, “I love Hitler” and “I love Jews, but I also love Nazis.” Yet Trump did not condemn his remarks.

Ye’s Twitter account was suspended again earlier this month after posting a Star of David intertwined with a swastika.

Trump only said of his dinner that Ye expressed no anti-Semitism while they were having dinner. He claimed he had no idea who Fuentes was, although witnesses said he praised him as they discussed the issues.

Accusing the Jewish community of disloyalty as Trump did is in itself an anti-Semitic attack that goes back centuries.

In the op-ed Trump reposted on Truth Social, conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root dismissed any criticism of Trump’s controversial dinner. Root called Ye “mentally deranged” and Fuentes an “outsider” who the former president did not expect.

Responses to Trump’s latest comment were muted on Truth Social. But Jewish groups quickly blasted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dinner after it performed and his refusal to condemn anti-Semitism.

“We strongly condemn the virulent anti-Semitism of Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, and call on all political leaders to reject their messages of hate and refuse to meet with them,” Matt Brooks, chief executive of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said in a statement. communicated. days after Trump spoke at a meeting of the group.

The RJC also retweeted a message from former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman telling Trump that his encounter with anti-Semites Ye and Fuentes was “unacceptable”.

Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, called Trump’s meeting at Mar-a-Lago “appalling.”

Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, who is due to return as prime minister, said Sunday he was waiting for Trump to stand up and condemn anti-Semitism and the anti-Semites he has dined with.




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