Trump Calls On American Jews To Appreciate What He Accomplished In Israel ‘Before It’s Too Late’

Ex-president says he could ‘easily’ be elected as Jewish state’s prime minister

Former US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged American Jews to “pull themselves together,” accusing them of not appreciating his support for Israel enough. He also even claimed that he was so popular in Israel that he could “easily” be elected prime minister of the Jewish state.

In a message posted on his Truth Social social network, Donald Trump claimed that “no president has done more for Israel” and wondered why “our wonderful evangelicals appreciate him so much more than people of the Jewish faith, especially those who live in the United States.”

Addressing Jews in Israel, the former president, who moved the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, said that in Israel it was “a different story” and that he enjoyed “the highest approval rating in the world”, going so far as to say that he “could easily be prime minister.”

A poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute in November 2020 found that 70% of Jewish Israelis considered a Trump victory over Joe Biden in the US presidential election to be better for Israeli interests.

Donald Trump then urged Jews in the United States to “pull themselves together and appreciate what you have in Israel – Before it’s too late!”

In an interview last December, Trump accused American Jews of not loving Israel enough and being ungrateful for all he had done for Israel.

“There are people in this country who are Jews, who no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country,” he said at the time.

He also accused Israel of having had “absolute power over Congress”. He said today was “quite the opposite” and singled out former President Barack Obama and current President Biden for orchestrating the apparent shift in power.

His remarks were met with fury, with prominent Jewish organizations accusing him of using anti-Semitic tropes.

“To insinuate that Israel or the Jews control Congress or the media is anti-Semitic, plain and simple,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League.

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