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June 3, 2015 2:33 pm

Obama Claimed to be ‘Closest Thing to a Jew That Ever’ Was President, Former Adviser Recalls

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Obama campaign advisor, David Axelrod said the president once told him he feels like the closest thing to a Jew being president. Photo: wiki commons.

Former Obama adviser, David Axelrod, said the president once told him he feels like the “closest thing to a Jew” who has ever been president. Photo: wiki commons.

Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, said in an interview this week that the leader once told him he feels like the “closest thing to a Jew” who has ever been president, political blog JP Updates reported.

“You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts,” Axelrod recalled Obama once telling him, in a conversation on Israel’s Channel 2.

Axelrod served as a chief campaign adviser to President Obama during his run for the presidency in 2008. His interview with Channel 2’s Ilana Dayan was broadcast ahead of Obama’s own interview with the Israeli news station, which aired on Tuesday.

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The latter segment also included comments from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest who said Obama’s speech at a Jewish synagogue in Washington last month expressed “the kinds of common bonds and common values that are embodied in his administration that are [also] advocated by the Jewish community,” The Washington Times reported.

“The president does feel that kind of kinship,” Earnest claimed.

 

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  • Mark_NYC

    As a famous tennis player (John McEnroe) used to say, “you must be joking”.

  • SARA RIFKA

    AXELROD SHOULD BE ELIMINATED…..HIS STAND AGAINST JEWS AND ISRAEL EVEN THOUGH HE IS ‘JEWISH’……IS A MOST HATEFUL AND UGLY MOMENT IN TIME

    IF YOU THINK CARING ABOUT THIS REMARK MAINTAINS ANY STEM OF REALITY THEN EVERY JOB POSITION OF CEO OR OTHER QUALITY IS BUT AS WELL AS KUDDO FOR JEWS.

    I WOULD JUST ASK MR. AXLEROD WHAT HE IS UP TO….DEFINITELY IT IS SOMETHING IN THE ARENA OF DOING NICE FOR HIMSELF

  • Eric

    a self hating jew?

  • Andrew

    Wow, This man is anti semitic and definitely the opposite of being Jewish.

  • President Barack Obama said:

    “…I am the closest thing to a
    Jew that has ever sat in this office.

    CORRECTION:

    “…I am the closest thing to a self-hating
    Jew that has ever sat in this office.

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