Trump tells American Jews to ‘come together and appreciate what you have’ in strange post

Donald Trump attacked the American Jewish population on Sunday morning for not appreciating his administration’s work with Israel “better.”

The former president claimed he was so popular there that he could be the country’s next prime minister.

It comes soon after his famous ally, rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was removed from Instagram and Twitter for a series of anti-Semitic comments.

“No president has done more for Israel than I have. Somewhat surprisingly, though, our wonderful evangelicals appreciate it far more than people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the US,” Trump said on his Truth Social app.

“However, those living in Israel are a different story – the highest approval rating in the world could easily be the prime minister!”

Trump, whose son-in-law Jared Kushner is a devout Jew, concluded: “Jews in the US need to come together and appreciate what they have in Israel – Before it’s too late!”

Donald Trump has been accused of anti-Semitism before, but his latest comments come amid growing threats to vulnerable groups across the country

Critics on Twitter immediately pounced after the alarming remarks.

Aviva Klompas, co-founder of the group Boundless Israel, accused Trump of threatening American Jews in office.

“And here’s Trump adding fuel to the anti-Semitic canister fire by demanding that American Jews show loyalty to him because of Israel. And ends it all with a veiled threat,” Klompas writes.

‘[H]Strange to hear a billionaire anti-Semitic fascist asking for support from Jews,” journalist Craig Unger wrote on the platform.

Attorney Jennifer Taub wrote: “Donald Jacka** Trump just threatened Jews in America.”

Trump has made similar religiously divisive remarks, including in 2019 when he called American Jewish voters who supported Democrats “disloyal.”

He also came under fire in December 2021 when he told Israel-based journalist Barak Ravid about his book that it was “dangerous” for more American Jews on the left not to support Israel – again throwing out the “evangelical” comparison.

“This is a very dangerous thing that’s going on,” Trump said, according to Ravid.

“There are people in this country who are Jewish and no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, evangelicals love Israel more than the Jews in this country.

Trump told American Jews to “appreciate what they have in Israel” in his Sunday morning post

The comments drew backlash from civil rights groups such as the Anti-Defamation League.

American Jews have historically been a pro-Democrat voting bloc, a trend that has not changed in the 2020 presidential race.

During his tenure in the White House, Trump was a close ally of Israel’s then-conservative government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.

His reversal of decades of American policy in the fragile region — including moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — won praise from conservative Jews at home and abroad.

And while not such a new sentiment, Trump’s Sunday morning tirade comes amid a disturbing increase in threats and attacks targeting vulnerable groups.

A new wave of anti-Semitism in America has put synagogues and other Jewish community centers on high alert across the country.

Rapper Ye tweeted last week that he was going to start a “death con 3” against Jews, which got him banned from the site.

Some conservative pundits and members of the fringe right jumped to his defense, claiming he was being censored for exercising free speech.

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