Donald Trump and anti-semitism?
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Former President Donald Trump veered into several antisemitic tropes in a recent interview, claiming that Israel used to have “absolute power over Congress” and saying that American Jews — the majority of whom vote Democratic — “either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.”
Trump’s comments to Israeli journalist Barak Ravid are not the first time he’s used language that skews toward biased stereotypes about Jews: In 2019, the then-president said Jews who vote Democratic are “being very disloyal to Israel.” His most recent remarks come, however, as Republicans on Capitol Hill remain highly critical of progressive Democrats’ increasing support for Palestinian rights and burgeoning criticism of Israeli government policies toward Palestinians.
Trump also claimed to Ravid, who recently published a book about his administration’s Abraham Accords treaties between Israel and Arab nations, that evangelical Christians in the United States “love Israel more than the Jews” — touting a group he heavily courted in his 2016 presidential campaign and a pillar of his political base….