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Trump attacks liberal American Jews in Truth Social post during Rosh Hashanah

A recent Truth Social post by former president Donald Trump has garnered outrage from the Jewish community for its antisemitic tone. In the post Trump issued a warning towards the “liberal Jews” in America, accusing them of voting to “destroy America.” The post went on to highlight all the “accomplishments” Trump’s administration did while in office.

The post quickly garnered a wide range of praise and fierce criticism, emboldened due to it occurring during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. 

According to NBC News, JEXIT founder Michelle Terris confirmed that the post came from their JEXIT flyer that was posted on Sunday. According to their website, JEXIT exists to “educate” American Jews that the Democratic party “has abandoned them and Israel” and that the modern Democrat party is “anti-Israel, antisemitic and anti-American.”

Terris explained that she was thankful that the former president shared on the social media platform, hoping that it would bring light to how much of a friend the former president is to the Jewish community in America.

“…As our post states, there has been no greater friend to American Jews and the State of Israel than former President Donald J. Trump and we are deeply concerned that many Liberal Jews in America do not recognize the former President’s history of accomplishments in supporting our people and instead vote blinding for the Democratic Party.” Terris said.

Trump had made antisemitic comments against American Jews last year, saying that they needed to “get their act together” and that Evangelicals are more appreciative of his efforts for Israel than Jews living in the U.S.

Among the critics of former president Trump’s Truth Social post is the American Jewish Committee, who blasted Trump’s post on X, formerly known as Twitter on Monday.

“Claiming that American Jews who did not vote for Mr. Trump voted to destroy America and Israel is deeply offensive and divisive,” the tweet read. “As we approach one year until the next election, we urge political candidates from the top to the bottom of the ballot to avoid incendiary rhetoric.”

Additionally, in a statement to USA TODAY, the Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt remarked on the danger of Trump’s message towards a segment of the American Jewish population.

“Whether or not it’s intentional, President Trump is playing into conspiracy theories about dual loyalty here. Even worse, this is happening on one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah,” wrote Greenblatt.


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