Trump 'Jews' Comment Draws Backlash
By Sandy Fitzgerald | Sunday, 16 October 2022 09:10 PM EDT
Former President Donald Trump came under fire Sunday after his post on his Truth Social platform Sunday calling on American Jews to "get their act together" and to show more appreciation for Israel before "it is too late."
Trump's comment drew fire from the liberal media, with outlets like The Washington Post accusing him of antisemitism.
The Post noted that it is an "antisemitic trope" that American Jews have been accused of having more loyalty to Israel rather than the United States, and reported that Trump's post was not the first time the former president had suggested that U.S. Jews traditionally align more with Democrats on domestic policies and should be more supportive of him because of how he's dealt with Israel.
"No President has done more for Israel than I have," said in his post, adding that the United States' "wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S."
The post suggested that Jews living in Israel, though have given him his "highest approval rating in the world," and added that he could "easily be" the country's prime minister.
"U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel – Before it is too late!" he concluded.