WATCH “America Is My Home Country” Newsmax Host Blasted For Questioning Jewish Loyalty

A Newsmax host is getting backlash after referring to Israel as the ‘home country’ of Jewish people in America today. Addressing Americans, who are registered voters, who happen to also be Jewish, he asked how they can support the Democratic Party while it takes positions in opposition to some specific actions by Israel.

[Screenshot via Newsmax]

In the clip, Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield shows a few seconds of footage of one New York City Rabbi calling out President Biden’s policies, then returns to express his own views about the Democratic Party and the difference between Biden and Donald Trump. Referring to Democrats’ public support of Palestine, he queries, “If you are Jewish and you are a Democrat and you are living in America today, how do you support an administration that turns its back on your home country?”

This was quickly called out, including by many people who are both Jewish and American, as an antisemitic trope that suggests Jewish people are somehow not American. They explained the link to ‘loyalty tests’ and other divisions that set aside Jewish people as a group required to somehow prove themselves and their loyalty to earn the privilege of being treated as an equal, or an American.

Stinchfield, whose Twitter bio includes the line, “views are my own, feel free to adopt them,” has not responded with any follow-up as the general public continues to pile on to let him know why his phrasing was inappropriate and offensive.

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