Trump said Jewish Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming' but forgot one important thing

Trump said Jewish Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming' but forgot one important thing

Donald Trump has really amped up the antisemitism this week.

First of all, he claimed American Jews who voted Democrat were either ignorant or “disloyal”.

Then on Wednesday, he quoted conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root in a truly astounding series of tweets that suggested Israeli Jews “love him like he is the second coming of God”.

He ramped up his attacks on Jews living in his own country, quoting Root as saying “they don’t even know what they’re doing anymore”.

Clearly, there's a lot that's problematic with this.

But zoning in on the claim that Jewish Israelis "love him like the second coming", there is a rather major theological problem with his assertion.

Root, an Evangelical Christian, likely associated God with Jesus, via the Holy Trinity. But in Judaism there is no such connection.

Judaism rejects the Christian claim that Jesus was the son of God and many Jews also reject the claim that he was the Messiah.

As a result, Jewish people don't believe in the "second coming".

The whole series of tweets is the kind of racist, egotistical display we've come to expect from the president, and builds upon the antisemitic tropes he engaged in on Tuesday.

J Street, a US lobbying group, expressed grave concern at the president's comments. A spokesperson wrote on Twitter:

It is dangerous and shameful for Trump to attack the large majority of the American Jewish community as unintelligent and disloyal.

But it's no surprise that his racist attacks on progressive women of color in Congress have now turned into smears against Jews.

US and UK politicians also condemned the remarks.

Thankfully people were on hand with humorous responses to Trump's latest tweets.

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