For now I will write about tRUMP's disgusting speech to a group named Israeli- American Council. This group has historically been slightly right wing leaning, but still has featured speakers, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The organization took a sharp right turn when Sheldon Adelson infused a huge amount of money in 2013. I could write pages about Adelson. He is a particularly disgusting multibillionaire. The difference between Adelson and tRUMP is that Adelson made billions from his gambling empire. tRUMP squandered his empire.
There is no bottom to tRUMP's vileness. This is what he said to this Jewish organization (close to verbatim). " I'm in the real estate business like you. I know you very well. You'r not nice people at all, you're brutal killers. You have no choice you have to vote for me. If Pocahontas wins she will take 100% of your wealth. You will lose your money in 15 minutes."
tRUMP went on to say that there are many Jews who do not love Israel enough. We should get people out of our country in order to increase support of Israel.
So take his statement apart. He resorted to two classic antisemitic tropes. First, that Jews are evil, guided only by money. Second, that only good Jews support Israel. This is blatant encouragement that American Jews if they are "good Jews" should have duel loyalty. Like the huge majority of American Jews, I deeply resent that anyone should suggest that my loyalty is to a country other than my own.
He said non supporters of Israel should be out of our country. This statement is a poorly hidden repeat of his statement that people like Pressley, Tlaib and AOC should go back to the countries they came from.
In one short moment tRUMP offended both Jews and Native Americans. The condemnation by Jewish and Native American organizations was swift and strong. I am reminded about the speech tRUMP delivered to AIPAC during his campaign in 2016. In that speech tRUMP made inappropriate disgusting claims about President Obama. The next day, in a tearful press conference, the president of AIPAC apologized for tRUMP's statement. Nothing stops tRUMP. He went on to give a totally inappropriate speech to a boy scout assembly. And three years later he does the exact same thing. Chastisement has zero effect on this sociopath.
Throughout our recent history a huge majority of American Jews have supported Democrats. In the past I accepted that there is a minority of Jews who were politically conservatives. As with other things, tRUMP has turned our country upside down. tRUMP, by any measure is a despicable human being. I cannot accept that any Jew could support a bigot who separates children from their parents. Jews have experienced child separation. At the Israeli American speech Jews gave rousing cheers to tRUMP's patent antisemitism. How is it possible that they cheer a man who just called them brutal killers? It is a frightening question. The answer will be that in 2020 Jews will reject tRUMP by a 2 to 1 ratio.
I know I am preaching to the choir. I remain convinced that we should not allow tRUMP's malevolence to go unanswered. There is a pretty good chance, that I will continue to comment on the traitor. As always, thanks for listening.