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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:41 AM

So is Trump a philo-Semite or an anti-Semite? The answer is both.

So is Trump a philo-Semite or an anti-Semite? The answer is both. The principle that explains his seemingly contradictory outlook toward Jews is simple: Trump believes all the anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews. But he sees those traits as admirable.

To Trump, the belief that Jews are foreign interlopers who use their wealth to serve their own clannish interests is not a negative as it is for traditional anti-Semites but rather a positive. He wants Jews to be his attorneys and manage his money, so that he, too, can be rich. He wants them in his political corner, so that he, too, can be powerful. He wants to buy politicians, just like they do.

As a man who has always stood solely for his own naked self-interest, Trump does not see the anti-Semitic conception of the self-interested Jew as a complaint, but rather a compliment. He prioritizes his needs ahead of the national interest, and so he sees the idea that Jews might do the same with themselves or with Israel as entirely natural.

-- Yair Rosenberg, Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/21/trump-keeps-pushing-anti-semitic-stereotypes-he-thinks-hes-praising-jews/?fbclid=IwAR2ApC7ja0NX17SAEX7iHQuwTDI5Buxb_egqYXMasQJZ-XUIrCb-ofkBd6g

Trump keeps pushing anti-Semitic stereotypes. But he thinks hes praising Jews.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:51 AM

1. Good explanation

I find the way he expresses his support for Jewish people highly suspicious, but it's more important what Jewish people think about it.

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:55 AM

2. Dump is anti-everything

 

His intent is to foment hatred and division. Anything that shits out of his orange anus mouth is a lie. The Pukes remaining silent about his latest "I am God" screed speaks volumes.

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:59 AM

3. The pro Israel part is to appease the evangelicals in hopes of armageddon

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