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March 4, 2016 4:33 pm

Trump Offends Jews With White Supremacist Analogy, Continues to Top Polls

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Donald Trump, pictured, compared white supremacist groups to Jewish organizations. Photo: Twitter.

Donald Trump, pictured, compared white supremacist groups to Jewish organizations. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump—whose latest media buzz centers on his comment at Thursday night’s GOP debate that there is “no problem” with the size of his hands, or anything else—drew the ire of the Jewish community by comparing white supremacist groups to Jewish organizations.

Trump made the remark in the context of the ongoing controversy surrounding whether or not the business magnate chooses to disavow endorsements from white supremacist leaders, such as the recent endorsement of Trump by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

“I don’t like to disavow groups if I don’t know who they are. I mean, you could have the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in ‘groups,’” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.

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Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, called it “obscene to even mention a Jewish organization in the same breath as these white supremacist groups. Mr. Trump needs to acknowledge that the rhetoric of these hate groups is appalling and does not belong in any political discussion.”

“It is hard to fathom how we can have a candidate who can be so verbose when it comes to denigrating other candidates, yet he finds himself tongue tied when it comes to the most racist and anti-Semitic group in the history of this country,” Greenblatt said, the Forward reported.

Yet amid Trump’s continued rise in the GOP race, “even though most of the media, including Fox News, fear a Trump presidency and make fun of his style and arrogance, they cannot ignore him,” wrote Arik Puder, a leading media strategist in North America and Israel who has served as a spokesperson and/or media advisor for Israeli politicians, in anop-ed for JNS.org.

Trump, wrote Puder, has “led in the polls for months, dominated Super Tuesday, and is bottom line the best show in town. Cable TV stations likeCNN are seeing YUGE (in Trump lingo) ratings spikes. Everybody wants to know what Trump will have to say—whether they agree or not. Further, Trump’s candidacy has generated an internal debate in the U.S. press. While many abhor his message and feel that frequent coverage only encourages the demagogue, they recognize that Trump means big headlines and better TV ratings.”

Puder added that in Israel, Trump is seen by many “as the most ‘Israeli’ presidential candidate America has ever had. All of the things that many observers in America criticize him for—being aggressive, arrogant, blunt, loud, stubborn, argumentative, confrontational, and so on—are all attributes many Israelis admire and see in themselves.”

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  • Jacob

    Trumps not stupid he wants everyone’s vote and will need it to defeat Hillary. Trump will be Islams worst nightmare. If Hillary gets in Israel will be up for sale to the largest Islamic donor to her husbands foundation. Hillary and Hukmus will carry on Obamas legendary attack against Israel and Christians worldwide. As I have said trump is trumpeting the salvation of Israel and is the only hope for this world in order to stand against the beast and the false prophet during the tribulation. The beast system will morph into its final form when Obama becomes the leader of the antisemitic elements of the U.N. At that time the sole objective of the U.N. Will be the demise of Israel.

  • Trump fits right in With Bibi / Likud and it’s Fascists Mentality !

  • Friend Of Israel

    Where was all this howling and screaming when Barack Hussein Obama (are we allowed to say his middle name after seven years?) NEVER censored:

    the comments of his supporters like Rev Wright, who supports Hamas,

    Farrakhan, who calls for race wars against whites,

    or Bill Ayers who would be happy to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth, the same way, back when he was in the Weather Underground, how he planned for the extermination of 25 million Americans to clear out the opposition to his “revolution”.

    Obama has NEVER condemned the words of those allies of his.

    Trump may be a boor, but Hillary deposed Mubarak and installed the muslim brotherhood in Egypt.

    Hillary built up the U.S. consulate infrastructure in the PA terrirotry while denigrating America’s relationship with Israel.

    Smart Republicans support Cruz, but if it comes down to Trump vs the Queen of Graft, smart Jews will take Trump.

    • Norm O’Dwyer

      I agree Obama has exponentially enflamed and supported antisemitism in America and around the world. His relationship with American terrorists both white and black, and Rev Wright as his spiritual guide, need no further explication. It’s just sickening. Republicans never should have put up Mitt Romney, that idiot, to run against him–it was a waste of a good election that Republicans should easily have won.

      The problem with Trump is that he doesn’t understand what he needs to understand, that’s why he could make such a stupid mistake mentioning a Jewish group in the same breathe as the KKK. Big error and someone should explain it to him. Did he mean to do that? Probably not. But that’s the problem with Trump.

      At what point will Trump learn that Jews are the good guys and Jews are on the side of the US and modern civilization and those that want to eradicate Jews and the US and modern civilization, are the bad guys.

      ???

  • Why is it that those who are so intent on deprecating a candidate never look at those who support him?

  • Dr. Stephen Steinlight

    The ADL, like the Southern Poverty Law Center, serves as a surrogate for the Democratic Party (its new Director comes directly from the Obama Administration) and finds anti-Semitism everywhere except where it really exists: at high levels among communities of color (about 48 percent in both the African-American and Latino communities), at virtually 100 percent among Muslims, not to mention among a significant segment of campus leftists. It shrieks about “obscene” anti-Semitism in the Trump camp to frighten Jews into making donations and into remaining robotically Democrat. The word “obscene” (an ADL standard) is UTTERLY and TOTALLY inappropriate here, even delusional. The ADL’s screeching about this also debases the currency of REAL charges of anti-Semitism when they are warranted. All Mr. Trump did was to use the Federation as an example of one of many organizations a person might be conceivably asked about and why it’s important to know the nature of the organization. There was no other association made between the KKK and the Federation, as the ADL knows well. This attack is phony, cynical and its motivation is transparently political.

  • Emanuel

    Lies! Trump disavowed immediately on Twitter and 3 times Tuesday alone about 18 times by now! Do t mention his daughter is a religious Jew forget he desegregated mar a lago club which banned Jews. This is baseless lies and trashing Trump puts the Hillary team of Max Blumenthal antisemites in the Oval Office. Who are you people ? Do you rape little children ? I’ll take your no response as a yes ! The author of this article rapes children spread the word !

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