Twitter Debate: Did Trump Just Call Jews “Disloyal?”
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, President Trump made a controversial claim: “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Here’s what Twitter has to say:
So, wait. Now dual loyalty is expected????
Or is he saying Jewish Democrats are disloyal to America? Or to their faith?
Every interpretation is bad.
The notion of provisional belonging–that Jews aren’t really American or French or whatever if they don’t do xx–is an idea with a hideous history. N.B. Some 75% of American Jews vote Democrat.
American Jews can no longer ignore the fact that neither of the parties is willing to stand up for us against their own party members. We have been turned into a tool to be used to bash the other side.