About mid-July, Donald Trump was referring to four freshman congresswomen as “horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist . . .” PRO-TERRORIST? That’s an obvious stretch in his defamation of these women who have merely condemned Israel for its assault on human rights where Palestinians are concerned—and have criticized Donald for his seemingly obsessed pandering to the current right-wing Israeli government. These women “hate Israel and all Jewish people,” says Donald.
These four women are “of color” and mixed ethnicity including Muslim and Hispanic, something that alone is sufficient to infuriate white nationalists of Donald’s ilk. He said of one of them, “I have watched her violence, craziness and most importantly, words, for far too long . . .” VIOLENCE? These women have made no suggestion of violence or given any indication of hating all Jewish people.
Lot of free speech and representation of their constituencies going on with these women, Donald, but defaming them as violent, pro-terrorist anti-Semites because they don’t like you is truly beneath contempt.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swiftly denounced his remarks as Trump suggested these women (three born in the U.S., the other foreign-born but naturalized in 2000) “go back where they came from.“ She tweeted: “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ and the country we all swear to, is the United States . . . You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.” Rep. Ilhan Omar also addressed herself directly to Trump in a tweet, writing: “You are stoking white nationalism (because) you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.”
So what’s a thin-skinned, narcissist-misogynist dedicated white supremacist to do when brownish-skinned women begin to sound more principled and intelligent than he? It’s gotta be even more painful than bone spurs.
The big question is: Where was Donald’s professed concern for Jewish people when neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen were overrunning Charlottesville, Virginia. The nazis, apparent fans of Hitler’s Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews, took the lead in the demonstration that saw the murder of peace advocate Heather Heyer, the brutal beating of a young black man and the accidental death of two law enforcement officers. Their horde paraded the streets with swastika flags chanting “Jews will not replace us.”
Here are a couple of videos of the white supremacist protesters on the march at Charlottesville:
Many others are readily accessible.
And what, pray tell, did Jews have to do with the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, Civil War symbol of the American South’s enslavement of African blacks? These nazis were, of course, backed up by the modern manifestation of the Ku Klux Klan, long a leader in general inhumanity and the murder of African Americans—nowadays also anti-Semite. Particularly noteworthy in his presence was David Duke, prominent American white supremacist, white nationalist politician, white separatist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and long-time former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan beginning in 1974.
Duke said the “unite the right” rally was to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. For doubters, here are pertinent videos: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=was+David+duke+at+harlottesville&qpvt=was+David+duke+at+harlottesville&FORM=VDRE
Charlottesville, as I wrote recently, established Donald Trump’s character for history. As the event unfolded (over two days) and was reported, Donald refused to condemn the white supremacists who initiated the riot, initially blaming “many sides” for the hatred, bigotry, and violence.
Several days later, he spoke the words that remain etched in history: “You also had some very fine people on both sides.”
Now, all of a sudden, as it suits his individual purposes, he’s talking through the bullhorn of a shallow mind as if he is some sort of savior and spokesman for American Jews.
Nov. 21—Donald shared praise on Twitter from Wayne Allyn Root, who said that "Jewish people in Israel love him [Trump] like he's the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.” Root is a controversial conservative provocateur and conspiracy theorist.
“American Jews see through Trump’s lies,” said spokeswoman Emily Mayer of the progressive Jewish group IfNotNow. “We watched as his 2016 campaign regularly used anti-Semitic tropes and inspired the rise of white nationalism. We’re still watching as he spews anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant rhetoric from the Oval Office, inspiring mass violence—and putting so many Americans including our community, in real danger.
“Rashida [Tlaib] has been one of the strongest allies of the Jewish people. Trump once again is cynically weaponizing our community’s pain to brush aside legitimate criticism of Israel’s human rights violations.” Rep. Tlaib is one of Trump’s main targets.