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New Tell-All Reveals Trump Used Anti-Semitic Slur Against Son-in-Law

Despite his daughter Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner, Donald Trump has done nothing to hide his contempt for the Jewish people. Back in February 2017, Trump was asked what the government planned to do about an uptick in anti-Semitism, to which he characteristically responded, “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.” That statement, like the ones he’s previously made about being “the least racist person there is anywhere in the world,” was, and is, obviously not true at all. Prior to being elected, Trump seemed to suggest to a room full of Jews that they buy off politicians; tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton’s face atop a pile of cash next to the Star of David and the phrase, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!”; and released an ad featuring the faces of powerful Jewish people with a voiceover about them being part of a “global power structure” that has “robbed our working class” and “stripped our country of its wealth.” After moving into the White House, and just a few short months following his assertion that he is the least anti-Semitic person to walk the earth, Trump refused to condemn neo-Nazis and, in August of 2016, accused American Jews of being “disloyal” to Israel by voting for Democrats.

And that’s just a small example of a lifelong track record of Trump’s anti-Semitism, and not even his own family is exempt. According to a new book currently getting a lot of media attention, Donald Trump made an anti-Semitic joke about his son-in-law Jared Kushner during a White House meeting,

 

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In “Peril,” co-authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa drop several new Trump-related bombshells, including the scandal regarding General Mark Milley. In the latest reveal, Woodward and Costa say that Trump questioned Kushner’s loyalty to the U.S., an anti-Semitic trope he also floated during public remarks to Jewish-American audiences, during a meeting about his work to secure peace in the Middle East.

“‘You know,’ Trump joked in another meeting, mocking his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was raised in a modern Orthodox Jewish family and was working on Middle East peace, ‘Jared’s more loyal to Israel than the United States,'” Woodward and Costa wrote. Trump made similar remarks in April 2019, when he told an audience of Jewish Americans that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is “your prime minister,” and in August 2019 he said Jewish Americans who vote Democratic show either “a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

 

Trump also referred to Israel as “your country” during a conference call with Jewish American leaders, and that same month, he reportedly claimed Jews “stick together” and “are only in it for themselves” while on a phone call with Jewish lawmakers.



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