Lower than two weeks after Donald Trump hosted antisemitic rapper Kanye West and his white nationalist and Holocaust-denying pal Nick Fuentes at a Mar-a-Lago dinner, the previous president stated on Friday that Jewish leaders “ought to be ashamed of themselves” for his or her “lack of loyalty.”
“How shortly Jewish leaders forgot that I used to be one of the best, by far, president for Israel,” Trump wrote on Truth Social after posting an op-ed from a far-right conspiracy theorist who stated that Trump did extra for Israel and the “Jewish individuals than anybody in historical past.”
“This lack of loyalty to their best mates and allies is why massive numbers in Congress, and so many others, have stopped giving help to Israel,” he added.
Trump’s put up was startling however not shocking, given his inflammatory dinner with Ye and Fuentes and his pointed silence afterward about their antisemitism.
Ye’s Twitter account was restricted in October after he vowed in a tweet that he was going “death con 3 on Jewish people.” Days after his dinner with Trump, Ye advised right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, “I like Hitler” and “I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis.” But Trump has not condemned his remarks.
Ye’s Twitter account was once more suspended earlier this month after he posted a Star of David intertwined with a swastika.
Trump has solely stated of his dinner that Ye expressed no antisemitism whereas they had been eating. He claimed he had no thought who Fuentes was, although witnesses stated he praised him as they mentioned points.
Accusing the Jewish neighborhood of disloyalty as Trump did is itself an antisemitic attack that goes again centuries.
Within the op-ed Trump reposted on Fact Social, conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root dismissed all criticism of Trump’s controversial dinner. Root known as Ye “mentally disturbed” and Fuentes a “stranger” the previous president didn’t anticipate.
Responses to Trump’s newest remark had been muted on Fact Social. However Jewish teams shortly blasted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dinner after it occurred and his refusal to sentence antisemitism.
“We strongly condemn the virulent antisemitism of Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, and call on all political leaders to reject their messages of hate and refuse to satisfy with them,” Matt Brooks, chief government of the Republican Jewish Coalition, stated in an announcement simply days after Trump addressed a gathering of the group.
The RJC additionally retweeted a message from former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman telling Trump his assembly with each the antisemitic Ye and Fuentes was “unacceptable.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, known as Trump’s Mar-a-Lago assembly “appalling.”